Respect Life

The Roman Catholic Church has consistently condemned abortion — the direct and purposeful taking of the life of the unborn child. In principle, Catholic Christians believe that all life is sacred from conception until natural death, and the taking of innocent human life, whether born or unborn, is morally wrong. The Church teaches, "Human life is sacred because from its beginning it involves the creative action of God and it remains for ever in a special relationship with the Creator, who is its sole end. God alone is the Lord of life from its beginning until its end: no one can under any circumstance claim for himself the right directly to destroy an innocent human being" ("Donum vitae," 5).

During this next legislative session our primary focus will be the Abortion Pill Reversal legislation. With the help of Right to Life of Idaho, and in particular Kerry Uhlenkott, the diocese will work to pass a bill to inform mothers that have regretted taking the abortion pill. To learn more please go to: or