The mission of the Office of Human Life, Family and
Bioethics is to enunciate and promote the principle that
human life, at all stages from conception to natural death,
is a gift from God, worthy of respect and protection.
This question-and-answer article explains what conscience protection means and why the US bishops are advocating for legislation to protect health care workers who could be forced to participate in abortions and other procedures that violate their conscience. Read More →