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To live in a manner worthy of our human dignity, and to spend our final days on this earth in peace and comfort, surrounded by loved ones—that is the hope of each of us. In particular, Christian hope sees these final days as a time to prepare for our eternal destiny.
The US Bishops on June 16, 2011 approved “To Live Each Day with Dignity: A Statement on Assisted Suicide”.
UPDATE: Passage of Physician-Assisted Suicide Law in Vermont
Statement of The Most Reverend Salvatore R. Matano Regarding the Legalization of Doctor-Prescribed Suicide (May 20, 2013)
Cardinal O'Malley Comments on the Vermont Assisted Suicide Law Saying it Reveals a "Slippery Slope" (May 21, 2013)
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