What are Rights and Who Gets Them?
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Rights are mutual reciprocal understandings between sentient* beings that should be afforded to all those who are or will become sentient and who continue to reciprocate them.

*The word sentient is used reluctantly here out of desperation as there is no word that means the following: Possessing both the capacity for advanced conceptualization and the capacity for long term future planning and gratification deferral.