The Catholic Church believes in the sanctity of human life from the moment of conception till the moment of natural death.
Life is a free gift given by God. We are made in His image and likeness and therefore every human being has the right to life. God alone is the Lord of life from its beginning until its end and so no one can under any circumstances claim the right to directly destroy an innocent human being. (Donum vitae 5)
Therefore as Catholics we oppose the legalization of direct threats to innocent life, including abortion, euthanasia, the death penalty, and unjust war. We also work for a culture that promotes the dignity of life.
Abortion is the direct and purposeful taking of the life of the unborn child at any stage of gestation. The Church has always condemned abortion as being morally wrong.
Please read the very helpful document: 25 Frequently Asked Questions About Abortion.
Life is a UK pregnancy support charity. Through their services they help tens of thousands of people each year to meet pregnancy or pregnancy loss with courage and dignity so they can flourish. Their services include a freephone pregnancy and pregnancy loss listening service, housing, practical support, and education. To get help or to get involved, go to www.lifecharity.org.uk
Please contact our Marriage and Family Life Coordinator, Antonia Braithwaite, if you would like to discuss these issues email@example.com