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US bishops to consider statement on assisted suicide

June 03, 2011

At their June 15-17 meeting in Seattle, the bishops of the United States will discuss a statement on assisted suicide.

“After years of relative inaction following legalization of physician-assisted suicide in Oregon in 1994, the assisted suicide movement has shown a strong resurgence in activity,” said Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities. “The Church needs to respond in a timely and visible way to this renewed challenge, which will surely be pursued in a number of states in the years to come.”

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  • Posted by: unum - Jun. 04, 2011 6:18 AM ET USA

    I didn't know assisted suicide was still a moral issue. It hasn't been mentioned in our parish in years.

  • Posted by: - Jun. 03, 2011 2:22 PM ET USA

    On a related subject, Dr. Kevorkian has gone to his reward.