Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Massachusetts: Different Faiths Have Different Takes On Assisted Suicide

Interesting take on the upcoming Massachusetts ballot initiative seeking to legalize assisted suicide.
In faiths, a split on assisted suicide
The state’s religious communities are divided over what is perhaps the most profound question on this year’s ballot: Should people nearing the end of terminal illnesses be allowed to obtain a prescription drug to end their lives?
The largest religious force in Massachusetts, the Roman Catholic Church, has come out squarely against the referendum, as have other prominent faith voices. A handful of smaller denominations support the measure known as Question 2. more

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