Election Day brings the Presidential election, but for folks in Massachusetts, our election on November 6 is, truly, a matter of life and death. On the ballot in Massachusetts, is Question 2 in support of physician-assisted suicide. Here’s the ballot question, and here’s several groups opposing this proposed law:
- Committee Against Physician Assisted Suicide
- Suicide is Always a Tragedy
- A Town Hall held on Catholic TV on this subject:
- Cardinal Sean O’Malley is tweeting about this every day before the election.
- Articles in The Pilot denouncing physician-assisted suicide:
The Slippery Slope of Physician-Assisted Suicide by Cardinal Sean O’Malley
The Catholic Church supports life from conception until natural death. This proposed law in Massachusetts is against our pro-life ethics. It undermines our human dignity and it reduces us to being evaluated in terms of our productivity, our health, our usefulness, or our so-called “quality” of life. All life is sacred and we must protect it.
Even if you are not a resident in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you should be paying attention to this issue… as this assisted suicide initiative will be promoted in other states soon. So get yourself educated on the arguments against it and the Catholic perspectives that can help shape the arguments.
At the risk of sounding punny, physician-assisted suicide is something we can live without. Let’s stand for life!