The Donum Vitae Institute is dedicated to defending and protecting the inviolable dignity of nascent human life. Our fundamental mission is to proclaim the truth and beauty of the Magisterial Document, “Donum Vitae – Instruction on Respect for Human Life in Its Origin and on the Dignity of Procreation.” [1]

The Donum Vitae Institute exists to promote the sanctity of the most vulnerable of human lives- the nascent unborn – through: advocacy, scholarship, consultation, policy formation, and prayer.







[1] Donum Vitae, (Instruction on Respect for Life in its Origin and the Dignity of Procreation), Issued by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, given in Rome on the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter, 22 Feb 1987, by the Prefect, Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, during a Papal audience, at which time the document was approved and ordered published by the Supreme Pontiff, Pope St. John Paul II.