Seattle bishops affirm sanctity of life after AP story on assisted suicide

SEATTLE – The bishops of the Archdiocese of Seattle issued a statement August 27 affirming the sanctity of life and reiterating the Catholic Church’s opposition to assisted suicide, in response to an Associated Press story about a Seattle man, Robert Fuller, who used a fatal drug combination to end his own life May 10 under Washington state’s Death With Dignity Act.

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Love and physician-assisted suicide

Raissa Maritain, the philosopher and spiritual writer, died some months after suffering a stroke. During those months she lay in a hospital bed, unable to speak. 

Whose Life Is It Anyway: Thoughts on Physician-Assisted Suicide

In college I wrote a medical ethics paper on a play entitled "Whose Life Is It Anyway?" That old paper came to mind recently when I learned that the campaign for physician-assisted suicide has been gaining momentum. The renewed push to legalize “aid in dying,” or “death with dignity,” as various groups euphemistically call it, is the result of positive media coverage in the wake of a young terminally ill woman’s decision to end her life on her own terms and at the precise moment of her choosing. 

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