taking of human life

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Medical martyrdom is coming, a term I coined to describe doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other such professionals being forced (soon) to choose between their callings and participating in the intentional taking of human life.
How can our nation condemn Isis in Iraq and Syria for killing innocent children, when we lawfully kill 4,000 unborn children every week under our Abortion Law, and now under law impose the taking of human life upon these midwives?
For us, the principle for any killing is the same: The intentional taking of human life, except in self-defense or in the defense of others, is not acceptable no matter who does the killing.
Whatever criminality they committed against the Jews, we condemn, the taking of human life is contemptible, it makes no difference whether that life is Jewish life, Christian or Muslim, for us it is the same, but taking the human life is something our religion rejects but this doesn't mean that on the other hand you can say Nazis committed crime against a group now therefore, they must usurp the land of another group and occupy it.
The absolute Hippocratic prohibition against the taking of human life merits not even a mention.
Since human life has intrinsic value, the taking of human life for political or ideological causes should be rejected.
Fine lines and distinctions; murder, manslaughter and the unlawful taking of human life.
In this light, it is not hard to see why warfare, and any taking of human life, is fraught with spiritual peril.
But there is one exception: When rights to life clash, defense of one's life, or that of others, allows taking of human life.
But the result seems to be that the taking of human life is reduced to something almost trivial.
White wrote, ''but in terms of moral depravity and of the injury to the person and to the public, it does not compare with murder, which does involve the unjustified taking of human life.
We cannot be consistent with that overall goal and principle while at the same time promoting the deliberate taking of human life by the government in the form of capital punishment.