Respect for Life - Maryland Catholic Conference

Respect for Life


“The right to life is the first and most fundamental of human rights." - Pope Francis

This principle leads Catholics to actively work for a world of greater respect for all human life and a greater commitment to justice and peace.

The Maryland Catholic Conference considers numerous issues affecting the inherent value and dignity of human life at all stages. Our work includes: 

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“All life has inestimable value; even the weakest and most vulnerable, the sick, the old, the unborn, and the poor, are masterpieces of God’s creation, made in his own image, destined to live forever, and deserving of the utmost reverence and respect.” – Pope Francis