taking of human life

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And when 500,000 young pro-lifers descend on Washington each January as they have since 1973 to protest the 60 million slaughtered through abortion, the media ignores them as they have since the Supreme Court of our land found a clause to justify that taking of human life.
Lord Brodie said: "The taking of human life is always a matter of the utmost seriousness.
The unabated killings in San Andres must not evolve into a culture of passive tolerance and defeated resignation over the seeming ordinariness and banality of the taking of human life in the war on drugs,' the petitioners said.
Abortion, the intentional taking of human life before birth, neither prevents nor treats any illness.
All human beings are intrinsically valuable and the intentional taking of human life by private persons is always wrong," he wrote.
With the citizens' assembly due to begin discussions on the eighth amendment to the constitution later this month, he told RTE's This Week programme: "If you're a Catholic and wish to be informed by the teaching of your Church you will not find a statement that says you can support the deliberate taking of human life at any stage.
But international law bars capital punishment for all but the most heinous offenses, which Europe defines as being limited to the 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.
It is therefore imperative that the Catholic community be informed about authentic Catholic teaching pertaining to the taking of human life.