Life Issues

08/03/2016 11:18 am

Respecting the sanctity of life is a fundamental Catholic value. The Church has considerable experience of supporting people at the end of their lives. However we recognise that far too many people do not experience a ‘good death’, and believe that improving end of life care should be a matter of priority for the government.

We are also committed to protecting life at its earliest stages. This requires a combination of both specific statutory measures such as steps to prevent gender-based abortion, and wider public-policy focuses such as tackling domestic poverty and promoting maternal health.