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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

BREAKING -- NCBC Gives Official Comment on Physician Assisted Suicide in Light of The Brittany Maynard Case

Physician-Assisted Suicide and the Death of Brittany Maynard

Brittany Maynard, who was told by doctors that she had only six months to live after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer, ended her life last week on November 1, a date she had selected ahead of time. The 29-year-old took a fatal dose of barbiturates, prescribed by her doctor, at her home in Portland, Oregon, surrounded by her husband and other members of her family.

Today, The National Catholic Bioethics Center officially expressed its: "[S]adness and regret over the untimely close of the life of such a vigorous young woman. Her decision to end her life by self-inflicted means reminds us of the tragic reality of suicide and the injustice of laws encouraging physician-assisted suicide..."

Please read the full NCBC commentary, HERE.

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