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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Fighting for the sanctity of human life turned out to be my best therapy as I was struggling with regrets, shame, guilt and anger .
We support the sanctity of human life from conception to natural death.
It is now time for those who believe in the sanctity of human life to buck against the scientists who believe in the production of cells that behave like embryonic stem cells.
It is only fitting that before leaving office Bush proclaimed January 18 to be "National Sanctity of Human Life Day.
The obvious answer is that even though most of us wholeheartedly support Bush's professed principles - including freedom, human rights, democracy, the rule of law and the sanctity of human life - we strongly object to his policies in the region.
Standard issues such as the distinction between active and passive euthanasia, the notion of medical futility, the doctrine of double effect, non-voluntary as opposed to voluntary euthanasia, competence, advance directives, and the sanctity of human life are all considered.
He must remember that they propound the sanctity of human life, and he should use his column to criticise those people that attack human life, for example, in Iraq and Afghanistan.
These paintings feature vessels as an expression of the sanctity of human life and the challenge of shrugging off the burden of stigma and discrimination surrounding the diagnosis of mental illness.
AN eight-week prison sentence for being responsible for the death of a child is an insult to the sanctity of human life.
Prime Minister John Howard, his two deputies and the leader of the major opposition party all argued the sanctity of human life must take precedence over potential cures for conditions that also include Parkinson's disease, spinal cord injuries and arthritis.
There have been many and diverse interpretations of the image of God throughout history, but most scholars today generally agree that it refers to the profound value and sanctity of human life as well as the potential for relationship with the Creator.
By extolling the actions of our military in Iraq, we negate our teaching on the sanctity of human life and love of neighbor.