With the election less than two weeks away, I am once again turning to the subject of the "Assisted Suicide" bill on the ballot in Massachusetts. For those of you not from Massachusetts, I respectfully ask that you pray that this bill be defeated. For those of you from Massachusetts, I beg you to please vote "no." This bill is bad on so many levels (no safeguards, no need for a psychiatric evaluation, etc.) but fundamentally it is wrong because it does not respect God as the author of life.
I invite you to read this article by Justin Bell which appeared in the September 2012 issue of Columbia magazine: High Stakes for Life in Massachusetts - As doctor-prescribed suicide is sold as 'compassion,' Catholics and others witness to the true dignity of life.