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Physician-assisted suicide a continued threat

Bishops urge voters to remain vigilant, inform themselves

Physician-assisted suicide is an issue that’s not going away and all people of good will—not just Catholics—need to be aware of its tragic consequences.

That’s the message the Colorado bishops are sharing in the wake of the defeat of House Bill 1054, “End-of-Life Options for Terminally Ill Individuals,” which sought to legalize physician-assisted suicide in the state.

The bishops and Kraska are encouraging people to educate themselves on the dangers of such laws. To aid with that, the prelates are sponsoring March talks in all three Colorado dioceses by lawyer Wesley J. Smith, author of “Forced Exit: the Slippery Slope from Assisted suicide to Legalized Murder,” who will share what’s happening where physician-assisted suicide is legal. (Read the entire story at