Life and dignity

“Human life is sacred. The dignity of the human person is the foundation of a moral vision for society. Direct attacks on innocent persons are never morally acceptable, at any stage or in any condition.”

– Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship: A Call to Political Responsibility from the Catholic Bishops of the United States, 2007, n. 44.

The unborn, the infirm and frail, elderly and embryonic, are deserving of civil legislation that upholds their dignity as human persons made in the image and likeness of God. In the public policy arena, the Conference supports

  • informed consent legislation to require abortion providers to inform patients fully about this procedure in a face-to-face meeting, as done for other surgical procedures
  • state initiatives that provide alternatives to abortion and assistance to pregnant women
  • efforts to reverse the spread of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons, and to reduce reliance on weapons of mass destruction by pursuing progressive nuclear disarmament
  • ending the use of the death penalty and, in the meantime, to restrain its use through broader use of DNA evidence, access to effective counsel, and efforts to address unfairness and injustice related to the application of the death penalty

Latest news

Bishops Statement on Recent Pro-Life Victories
The Roman Catholic bishops of Kentucky applaud the Kentucky General Assembly for passing, in the 2019 Regular Session, a number of new laws that will provide legal protection for the unborn and support for pregnant women and new parents. Following the passage of a number of pro-life bills in recent sessions, such as protection for […]

Legislative Update – Four Days Left!
Only four legislative days remain in the 2019 Kentucky General Assembly Regular Session. Please take a few moments to contact your state Representative and Senator by following the instructions below or by calling 1-800-372-7181. Two bills of interest to CCK are still alive but need further action to ensure passage. HB 205 – Scholarship Tax Credits – House Bill […]

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