TITLE

Bishops endorse end-of-life ruling

AUTHOR(S)
Donovan, Gill
PUB. DATE
April 2002
SOURCE
National Catholic Reporter;4/5/2002, Vol. 38 Issue 22, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Newspaper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Catholic archbishops in both England and Scotland have endorsed a March 22, 2002, decision by the High Court that a woman paralyzed from the neck down has the right to have her life support machine turned off. But at the same time they said her case did not involve questions of euthanasia or assisted suicide, both of which are morally wrong. The Catholic Church has always upheld that discontinuing medical procedures that are burdensome, dangerous, extraordinary or disproportionate to the expected outcome can be legitimate.
ACCESSION #
9813360

 

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