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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 (2013)
As Catholics, we are called to defend every human life, born or unborn, healthy or disabled, rich or poor, young or old. The Church teaches us that the right to life exists from conception until death (CCC – 2273).
In a world where abortion and euthanasia are so prevalent, it can seem as though that task is unending. Recent times have seen a wave of legislation and litigation that would legalize suicide and call it “merciful.” And so many other lives are treated as disposable, solely because they are weak or vulnerable. Meanwhile, certain politicians have made it clear that filling the vacant seat on the Supreme Court — thereby solidifying its status as solidly pro-choice for decades, and repealing laws like the Hyde Amendment, which bars the use of taxpayer dollars for abortion, are top items on their agenda.
As the Catechism states – “The inalienable right to life of every innocent human individual is a constitutive element of a civil society and its legislation.” We must never stop striving for a society in which all life is cherished and protected, and TCA is dedicated to defending the dignity and right to life of every human person.