Human life is a precious gift from God. Each person,
in all stages of development, is a unique and unrepeatable gift from a loving Father in whose image they are created. We are
called to protect all life with the utmost care from the moment of conception. Today’s church faces many issues involving
the dignity of human life. Abortion plays a central role since it is the direct killing of an innocent human being and is
always gravely immoral. We therefore pledge to proclaim the sanctity and value of human life by word, deed and prayers.
“To defend and promote life, to show reverence and love
for it, is a task that God entrusts to every man, calling him as his living image to share in his own lordship over the world…”