Assisted Suicide Law

As Washington state's assisted suicide law takes effect today, pro-lifers are focusing on advocating for true compassion and authentic dignity.

Today, Initiative 1000 becomes a law, making Washington the second U.S. state to legalize assisted suicide. The "death with dignity" bill, passed last November, allows physicians to prescribe lethal doses of drugs to patients with an estimated less than six months to live.

In their efforts to oppose the bill, the bishops of the Washington Catholic Conference affirmed in a statement on their Web site: "We believe that God alone has sovereignty over life, and that human beings are not simply autonomous individuals, but a family called into communion with God and each other."
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