Catholics around the country are turning to their churches for similar fill-in-the-blank documents that turn Catholic teachings into legally binding agreements about how they want to die. Many signers cite the case of Terry Schiavo, a Catholic woman in a persistent vegetative state who last year ended up at the center of a legal battle over whether she should be allowed to die.
Ultimately, her husband ordered her feeding tube removed, and she died. Some, including the Vatican, likened her death to murder.
"I don't think I have any right as a Catholic to say when my life should end," Kelly said. "I don't think I have a right to take my own life, a right to take anyone else's life, and I certainly don't want anyone taking my own life."
Spurred by Schiavo, Catholics turn to church for legal guidance
posted on 12/03/2006 4:39:06 AM PST
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