Bishops Approve Physician-Assisted Suicide Statement; Call on Catholics to Support the Dying

Jun 18, 2011 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Hispanically Speaking

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops approved a policy statement on physician-assisted suicide at its Spring General Assembly in Seattle on June 16.

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Jun 20, 2011
 
They are paddling against the current as usual.

Physician assisted aid in dying is preferable to protracted suffering for a terminally ill person who is still mentally competent.

The bishops would like to remove that choice from people and replace it with their beliefs.

They are in agreement with M. Theresa who told suffering a slow death that the pain was --Jesus kissing them--.

The church has argued that vaccination was sinful because it was an tempt to frustrate Gods will.

Now they say that condoms spread diseases.

What dunderheads!

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Jun 22, 2011
 
Economist, if Mother Teresa said that about suffering a slow death, and I believe you, then she was a sadistic monster. And if suffering pleases God, what kind of God is that??

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Jun 22, 2011
 
Oh, also, Economist - if the church is considering doctor-assisted suicide, then it's changing its collective mind yet AGAIN....

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