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

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Register Now! Catholics @ the Capitol 2018
Catholics @ the Capitol will be held on February 13, 2018. This is a great opportunity to connect with your legislators, especially if you have not done so before or if you often feel unprepared to reach out to your representatives. CCK staff will provide a full morning briefing on the main issues of concern for […]

Health Care Summit CANCELED
Please note that the CCK Health Care Summit, planned for October 26, has been canceled. We received an unusually low number or RSVPs and will be working to determine what conflicts existed and how to avoid them in the future.

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