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.”
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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.
Cardinal Schönborn said that the elderly and ill would face increasing pressure to opt for assisted suicide.
Hancock insisted that the new regulations did not constitute a legal change on assisted suicide.
Euthanasia, the CDF letter affirmed, is “an intrinsically evil act, in every situation or circumstance” and “any formal or immediate material cooperation in such an act is a grave sin against human life.”
The bishops stressed that ”the legalization of forms of assisted suicide” will not help when trying to persuade those who are tempted to commit suicide that death is not the right way out” of their problems.
On the eve of the law's taking effect, Bishop Checchio condemned assisted suicide as “a grievous affront to the dignity of human life” that “can never be morally justified.”
Assisted suicide became legal in the Netherlands in 2002 for terminally ill adults who are mentally competent.
Cardinal Eijk said in the statement that those “who consider human life as an intrinsic, and therefore universal value, and is convinced that it may not be terminated by euthanasia, medically-assisted suicide and termination of life without request, would prefer that these actions never take place.”
Dr. Charles Camosy, a professor at Fordham University and bioethicist, said that the supreme court decision is part of a legal “slippery slope” in the Netherlands on euthanasia.