On Bioethics

catholic moral standing on the special ethics of life

Assisted suicide

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in the US has issued a statement opposing the legalisation of physician-assisted suicide. “When symptoms or circumstances become intolerable to a patient, effective therapies are now available to assure relief from almost all forms of distress during the terminal phase of an illness without purposefully hastening death as a means to that end,” it says. ~ statement

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