Thursday, July 7, 2011

Pro-Deathers Reveal Themselves As Anti-Religion Bigots

No, prodeathers, the US Conference of Catholic Bishops got it absolutely right. This long piece puts up all kinds of red herrings that don't change the basic idea: the pro-death culture leads to the devaluing of humanity.
U.S. Catholic Bishops Misunderstand Our Death-with-Dignity Laws
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ policy on physician-assisted suicide approved on June 16 is the latest move by Roman Catholic leaders to intervene in Americans’ personal health care decisions. The eight-page policy [3], which the bishops passed 191-1 at their annual spring meeting in Bellevue, Wa., is full of inaccurate and misleading statements about the Death with Dignity laws in Washington and Oregon and the policy positions of the laws’ supporters. It ignores 14 years of experience in Oregon and two years in Washington. The head of Compassion & Choices, the main group supporting those laws, rightly criticized the policy statement as “full of reckless, unsubstantiated accusations.” more

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