Richard M. Doerflinger is Deputy Director of the Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, where he has worked for over 20 years. Among his duties is the preparation of policy statements and congressional testimony on abortion, euthanasia, human embryo research, and other medical-moral issues for the bishops' conference. He is also Adjunct Fellow in Bioethics and Public Policy at the National Catholic Bioethics Center in Boston.
Mr. Doerflinger has testified before Congress, the National Bioethics Advisory Commission, and the National Institutes of Health on ethical issues involving human embryo research. He has also published widely on this and other medical-moral issues, including contributions to Hastings Center Report, Duquesne Law Review, the Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal, the new Encyclopedia of Catholic Doctrine published by Our Sunday Visitor Press, the National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly, and the forthcoming issue of the American Journal of Bioethics. He holds a B.A. degree and an M.A. in Divinity from the University of Chicago, and conducted doctoral studies in Theology at that institution and the Catholic University of America.