Protecting Human Life and Caring for Creation
Washington, DC—Leading scientists and heads of Catholic organizations met here in April 2007 to examine the latest science on the impact of environmental toxins on unborn children.
Participants examined ethical and moral implications of environmental hazards on children through the lens of Catholic social teaching. The primary focus was on respect for the human person, care for God’s creation, and the need to work for the common good, with an overarching concern for the needs of the poor and vulnerable. Participants also discussed regulatory and legislative opportunities to safeguard human life and the environment.
Sponsored by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the conference was jointly organized by the USCCB Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development and the USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities, in collaboration with the Catholic Coalition for Children and a Safe Environment (CASE), and with financial support from the National Religious Partnership for the Environment.
Protecting Human Life and Caring for Creation: conference program (PDF)
Read Catholic News Service’s coverage of the conference: Speakers Explore Impact of Toxins on Children in Womb.
Why Protecting Unborn Children in Their First Environment Matters
A Discussion and Study Guide