In order to best fulfill our motto of Respecting the Dignity of Women and building a new Culture of life, we pledge to the following:
- We will provide or promote treatments that seek to cooperate with or restore normal or optimal functioning of the human reproductive system.
- We will avoid all treatments that seek directly to suppress, circumvent, or destroy functioning of the human reproductive system.
- We will demonstrate a respect for the value and integrity of the human person from his or her beginning at conception* as a new single cell human being through natural death.
*Please note that various entities, especially those promoting abortion, abortifacients, IVF, and embryo-destructive research, have attempted to redefine the term “conception” and “the beginning of pregnancy” to mean the event of implantation of the human embryo in the uterine lining. Because of such intentional confusion and obfuscation regarding the word “conception” and the true beginning of pregnancy, some ethicists and theologians prefer to use the word “fertilization” to describe the same event that has long been defined as “conception,” properly understood (the beginning of a unique human beings life as a new cell resulting from the union of sperm and egg). We however, prefer to use what we consider the more personal, dignified, and literally accurate term–conception, again properly understood to mean that event wherein a new human being is created as one new cell upon union of the male and female gametes.