‘Whole Person Care’ discusses how Catholic health care in end-of-life and palliative care stages upholds the dignity and sanctity of human life.
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In their message, the Austrian bishops said: “We know from countless encounters with the dying that the last phase of life, in particular, can be a blessing. In many cases, important encounters and moments of reconciliation are still possible.”
Within the first six months of legalizing assisted suicide in California, more than 100 people ended their own lives under the framework.
Drawing on these insights, advocates for life have halted assisted suicide for nine consecutive years in Connecticut.
In their new statement, the bishops said: “What this bill proposes may be appropriately described as ‘assisted suicide,’ because it involves one person taking his or her own life, with the active participation of another.”
Eight other U.S. states presently allow assisted suicide.
In 2018, Becerra called the ruling “an important step to protect and defend the End of Life Option Act for our families across the state.”
Both the states of Hawaii and Washington — where assisted suicide has been legal since 2019 and 2009, respectively — are now trying to expand the scope of health care workers eligible to prescribe lethal doses of medication.