DUBLIN — The finding of the Irish Supreme Court that citizens have no right to assisted suicide is being welcomed by an ethicist and health-care professional as an affirmation of the value of human life.
“It's a clear tragedy when society endorses assisted suicide. ... I was happy to see the supreme-court decision in Ireland,” Marie Hilliard, director of bioethics and public policy at the National Catholic Bioethics Center, told Catholic News Agency May 7.
On April 29, the supreme court of the Republic of Ireland ruled against Marie Fleming, who has multiple sclerosis and so is unable to commit suicide. Fleming wanted to ensure that she could end her life with the help of her partner,...READ MORE