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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2019 Session Wrap-up
With the governor’s signing and vetoing of several bills earlier this week, the 2019 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly has come to an end. To all of those who took the time to call and email your representatives and senators, made visits to legislators, attended Catholics @ the Capitol events, and remembered the […]

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