The CatholicTV® Network to Air Live Town Hall Meeting Against Physician-Assisted Suicide
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
On Wednesday, October 3, 2012, join the CatholicTV Network along with Cardinal Seàn O’Malley and a group of concerned Catholics to openly discuss Physician-Assisted Suicide
WATERTOWN, MA (September 20, 2012) - On Election Day in November, the people of Massachusetts will be asked to accept or reject the so-called “Death with Dignity” Act.
If passed, it will allow an adult resident of Massachusetts, deemed to have the capacity to make health care decisions, and determined by two physicians to have a disease that will likely result in death within six months, to request and receive a prescription for a lethal drug that he or she may self-administer.
The campaign to legalize doctor-prescribed suicide has been rejected by most policymakers; however, after fourteen years of defeats, the assisted suicide campaign advanced its agenda when Washington State passed a 2008 allowing physicians to prescribe deadly drugs for some patients.
The following year, Montana’s highest court suggested that physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients is not always against public policy. With expanded funding from wealthy donors, assisted suicide proponents have renewed their aggressive nationwide campaign through legislation, litigation, and public advertising, targeting states they see as most susceptible to their message.
The Town Hall Meeting against this campaign will be followed immediately by the recitation of the Holy Rosary with Cardinal Sean O’Malley. This will be the beginning of a Novena of Rosaries prayed for the defeat of Physician-Assisted Suicide. The Novena will run from October 3rd to October 11th (each day at 3:00 am 9:30 am, 12 noon, 6:30 pm and 10:00 pm)
Join Cardinal Sean O’Malley and a group of concerned Catholics to openly discuss Physician-Assisted Suicide to ensure that the families of people with terminal illnesses will never feel they have been left alone in caring for their needs. The claim that the ‘quick fix’ of an overdose of drugs can substitute for these efforts is an affront to patients, caregivers and the ideals of medicine.
Please support the opposition of Physician-Assisted Suicide and join the CatholicTV Network on October 3, 2012 at 8PM ET.
Visit www.suicideisalwaysatragedy.org for more information.
About the CatholicTV® Network:
Founded in 1955, CatholicTV Network is a national broadcast television network streaming a live feed 24 hours a day at CatholicTV.com. Heeding Pope Benedict XVI's call to greater utilize the power of television and new media, the CatholicTV Network features its cable TV station, Catholic web site, mobile apps and widget. Celebrate Mass online; pray The Rosary; enjoy programs on prayer, the saints, the Scriptures and the Catholic Church on America's Catholic Television Network.
Public Relations Coordinator
The CatholicTV® Network
http://www.CatholicTV.com MA, 02471 US
Shannon Muldoon - Public Relations Coordinator,
Catholic, Massachusetts, Physician-Assisted Suicide, Archdiocese of Boston
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