A Consistent Ethic of Life

The Catholic position on a consistent ethic of life is rooted in a religious vision that acknowledges God as the creator—and that therefore all life is sacred from its beginning until its natural end.

A consistent ethic of life requires that those who defend the right to life of the weakest among us must also defend the right to life of those pushed to the margins of society—the young and old, those in need of medical care, those who migrate or are homeless or hungry, those imprisoned or on death row, those impacted unjustly by war and all types of violence, and those without access to adequate employment or education.

Below, find a small sampling of Catholic resources highlighting the consistent ethic of life.