On their website, the bishops of the United States have this to say on the dignity of human life. “As a gift from God, every human life is sacred from conception to natural death. The life and dignity of every person must be respected and protected at every stage and in every condition. The right to life is the first and most fundamental principle of human rights that leads Catholics to actively work for a world of greater respect for human life and greater commitment to justice and peace.”
These lessons look at the topic of respecting all human life, as well as more in depth looks at individual issues.