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To: Lauren BaRecall

Is it the Roman church's position that executing a Living Will is the moral equivalent of suicide?


22 posted on 03/12/2005 7:13:38 AM PST by DManA
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To: DManA
Is it the Roman church's position that executing a Living Will is the moral equivalent of suicide?"""

Because the Catholic Church apparently opposes the withdrawal of food and water, that answer may be, technically, yes -- if the living will says that its author should be denied food and water at any point. With the Schiavo situation, of course, there isn't credible evidence that this was her desire or intent. The judge based his determination of her "intent" on incredibly flimsy evidence.

27 posted on 03/12/2005 8:16:11 AM PST by churchillbuff
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Hmmm. I'm going to have to look that one up!

Right now, I know it's something I'd never do. I wouldn't sign my life away to open interpretations.


57 posted on 03/12/2005 12:18:32 PM PST by Lauren BaRecall (Let me go indulge myself with a bit of chocolate Haagen-Dazs Life Support.)
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