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Abp. Gomez on legalization of assisted suicide in California: “This is the beginning of tyranny.”


Here is the full statement from Most Reverend José H. Gomez Archbishop of Los Angeles on Legalization of Assisted Suicide in California, released a short time ago:

Tomorrow, California becomes the fifth state in the nation to allow doctors to prescribe lethal medications for patients who ask for them.

With the new “End of Life Options” law we are crossing a line — from being a society that cares for those who are aging and sick to a society that kills those whose suffering we can no longer tolerate.

Our government leaders tell us that granting the right to choose a doctor-prescribed death is compassionate and will comfort the elderly and persons facing terminal and chronic illness.


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