The term ‘culture of life’ is used to describe a vision for human relationships where every human life is recognised as a sacred gift from God, and worthy of protection and care from the moment of conception until the time of its natural end.
The Church is called to build a new culture of human life:
founded upon the Gospel of Life, the "good news" that every human being is created in the image and likeness of God, and intimately loved by God (The Gospel of Life, n.2);
which values people for who they are, not for what they have, do and produce (The Gospel of Life, n. 23); &
where human life is always defended and promoted, especially when it is weak or threatened (The Gospel of Life, n.77).
To learn more about Catholic teaching on respect for human life.
God So Loved the World: Life Issues Series (Abortion, Euthanasia, Reproductive technologies),
Australian Catholic Bishops Conference.