Cardinal Dolan Calls for Renewed Vigor in Opposing Assisted Suicide

With the passage of assisted suicide bills in Colorado and the District of Columbia, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Pro-life Activities, has called upon Catholics, medical professionals, disability rights groups, and other concerned citizens to continue the fight for those facing terminal illness.

“Seven jurisdictions in the United States have now opened the legal door to this dangerous abuse of medicine, an alarming trend that must be stopped for the sake of human dignity and the sacredness of life,” Dolan said. Assisted suicide has a corrupting effect on the practice of medicine, Dolan continued, stating that for physicians “assisted suicide is the ultimate abandonment of their patients.” Read Cardinal Dolan’s full statement on the USCCB website.