Monday, June 06, 2011

U.S. Bishops Will Vote On Statement Opposing Physician-Assisted Suicide

According to a press release last week, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops this month will debate and vote on a policy statement on physician assisted suicide. At the Bishops' Spring General Assembly, June 15-19, participants will vote on a document titled "To Live Each Day With Dignity." Concerned with a growing movement to legalize physician-assisted suicide, the draft document says that the practice does not promote compassion because its focus is on eliminating the patient, not on eliminating suffering.