Human life is sacred. The dignity of the human person is the foundation of a moral vision for society.
But at times, society operates contrary to that foundation.
We continue to see human life under attack through abortion and euthanasia. The value of human life is threatened by embryonic stem-cell research, the death penalty and hybridization — last month scientists announced a successful human/pig chimera: an organism containing cells of two species.
The Church upholds the value of respecting life, from conception to natural death.