A tireless leader in the pro-life movement for over 30 years, Richard Doerflinger’s efforts were integral to the conception, passage, and continued vitality of parental notification and consent, unborn victims of violence, and born-alive infant protection laws, partial-birth abortion bans, conscience protections, the Weldon Amendment (which prevents patenting of human embryos), and abortion funding restrictions, both domestic and international, such as the Hyde Amendment and the Mexico City Policy. Doerflinger was also instrumental in the ultimately unsuccessful campaign to protect the unborn in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Now retired from his years with the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, Doerflinger remains active as a bioethics expert and consummate researcher, unapologetically and effectively communicating the moral basis of life issues.
April 12th, 2018 | 23 mins 3 secs
Richard M. Doerflinger is a Vita Institue Fellow at the Center and the retired associate director of the USCCB's Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities.