Monday, March 26, 2012

Significant Push-Back To Massachusetts Assisted Suicide Ballot

Here’s some significant push-back to the November ballot initiative in Massachusetts seeking to legalize assisted suicide.
Palliative care alternative to physician-assisted suicide, speaker says
Determined to battle the latest threat to life in Massachusetts, pro-life women gathered to educate themselves about the proposal to legalize physician-assisted suicide. A petition initiative will likely allow voters in the commonwealth to determine the issue in November.
The annual (WALI) Women Affirming Life spring breakfast, held March 10 at the Four Points Sheraton in Norwood, featured speaker M.C. Sullivan -- a nurse, bioethicist, attorney and Director of Ethics at Covenant Health Systems in Tewksbury. WALI is an outreach of the Archdiocese of Boston's Pro-Life Office.
Sullivan said the answer to doctor prescribed death is palliative care. Palliative medicine addresses all aspects of the patient, including their physical, emotional, spiritual and social needs. It requires the cooperation of physicians, pharmacists, nurses, chaplains, social workers, psychologists and other health care professionals. The approach can differ greatly depending on the individual patient. more

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