From Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops – October 17, 2017
A U.S. House Concurrent Resolution calling on the federal government to reject assisted suicide was recently introduced by Representative Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) along with a bipartisan group of members. H. Con. Res. 80 states that “the Government has a legitimate interest in prohibiting assisted suicide” and explains how assisted suicide endangers everyone, especially those least able to defend against coercion. The resolution warns that “assisted suicide…puts everyone, including the most vulnerable, at risk of deadly harm and undermines the integrity of the health care system.”
In a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives, Cardinal Dolan, Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Pro-Life Activities and Bishop Dewane, Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development have expressed their strong support for H. Con. Res. 80 “to expose the deadly, discriminatory and non-compassionate practice of assisted suicide in our nation.
Please urge your U.S. Representative to support H. Con. Res. 80, which calls on the federal government to reject assisted suicide and to ensure that every person facing death has access to the best quality and comprehensive medical and palliative health care.