“Assisted suicide is an absurdity,” Vatican official speaks out against Brittany Maynard’s death
VATICAN CITY – Brittany Maynard, who became the public face of the right-to-die movement, hoped to get America talking about the controversial issue.
Her story has received global attention and her death is being condemned by a Vatican official
After she was told about the suffering she would undergo and the lack of treatment available, Maynard moved to Oregon so she had access to deadly prescription medication under the Death with Dignity law.
On Nov. 1, Maynard took the lethal prescription drug and died in her home after leaving family and friends a farewell message.
The Roman Catholic Church opposes assisted suicide, believing that life begins at conception and should end a natural way.
“Assisted suicide is an absurdity,” he told ANSA. “Dignity is something different than putting an end to your own life.”