“If I have rejected the cause of my manservant or my maidservant, when they brought a complaint against me, what then shall I do when God rises up? When he makes inquiry, what shall I answer him? Did not he who made me in the womb make him? And did not one fashion us in the womb?”
For Job, human rights start in the womb, for it is in the womb that we are all most clearly equal. There we all have only one claim to preferential treatment, and that is who made us. We all have one maker, and it is our maker who will judge.