inviolability

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inviolability

noun immunity from assault, impregnability, incorruptibility, indestructibility, inviolableness, invulnerability, protection, safety, sanctitas, security, security against violence, unassailability
Associated concepts: inviolability of Constitutional rights, inviolability of contracts
See also: conscience, responsibility

INVIOLABILITY. That which is not to be violated. The persons of ambassadors are inviolable. See Ambassador.

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Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny joined police, political and church representatives and traders in condemning the attack, calling it "a mindless attack on the sanctity of human life".
On the other are those who see any change to the law on assisted suicide as an attack on the sanctity of human life and possibly the start of a slippery slope to more generalised euthanasia.
Catholic Hospice, a Pittsburgh founded 501(c) (3) non-profit organization serving all faiths, is dedicated to providing compassionate care to individuals facing life limiting illnesses, while affirming the dignity and sanctity of human life to families in this area.
We must stand up and take it as our duty to protect the sanctity of human life, since we cannot make or create one.
Also, last year, Ryan co-sponsored federal legislation called the "Sanctity of Human Life Act," meant to "provide that human life shall be deemed to begin with fertilization," which could curb if not outlaw abortion and even some forms of birth control.
He urged all parties to the conflict to redouble their efforts to protect civilians from harm and to respect the sanctity of human life.
This stance will be seen as a stain on the character of those groups and bodies and actors who claim to stand for human rights, and the sanctity of human life.
For deep within it lies the sanctity of human life, beauty before God and mutual respect, one for another.
"We put what Israel is doing in the hands of the international community and all the parties concerned with the human rights and the sanctity of human life which have always tried to justify Israel's violations at the expense of the Arab legitimate rights," the source concluded.
insists that the sanctity of human life and of the natural world is known across cultures and religions and, he further argues, is the basis for ethical norms.
The cases are grouped in sections on ethical issues in nursing, such as the just allocation of health resources, confidentiality, and the sanctity of human life, and special problem areas in nursing practice such as abortion and contraception, genetic engineering, psychiatry and the control of human behavior, experimentation on human beings, and the right to refuse treatment.
"When considering America's fiscal and national defense policies, which are critically important, we believe that social issues, including, but not limited to, the sanctity of human life and the preservation of marriage as the union of one man and one woman, are indispensable," the letter asserts.