Michigan Lauded For New Ban On Assisted Suicide

From the Catholic News Service:

Two legislative actions against assisted suicide in Michigan have been hailed by the Michigan Catholic Conference as courageous victories for the dignity of life. The Michigan House on March 12 first defeated its own bill, 69-38, to legalize assisted suicide, then within an hour backed a Senate bill, 66-40, to permanently ban the practice in the state. "The vote (on both bills) … is an important affirmation of the value, dignity and sanctity of human life," said Paul A. Long, vice president for public policy at the Michigan Catholic Conference, in a statement.

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