A new wave of assisted-suicide legislation and initiatives has been sweeping the country. California is the latest state to have approved such legislation. Many Catholics have asked why the Church is taking an active position in a question of seemingly private choice in civil society. Fr. Robert Spitzer will discuss why assisted suicide is a fundamental justice issue – giving freedoms to one group that impose onerous burdens to die on other groups: the vulnerable, the disabled and the economically and socially marginalized. He will also explain the cultural effects of assisted suicide in the Netherlands. Catholics have an important part to play in this social issue.
Fr. Robert J. Spitzer, SJ, PhD
Jesuit priest Fr. Robert Spitzer is President of the Magis Center at Christ Cathedral in Orange County, Calif., and of the Spitzer Center for Ethical Leadership, based in Michigan. He served as President of Gonzaga University from 1998 to 2009 and has published eight books and many scholarly articles. Fr. Spitzer gives over 90 public presentations each year and appears on radio and television, including “Larry King Live” (debating Stephen Hawking), the “Today” show, the History Channel and PBS, among others.
REC16-7-20 Physician-Assisted Suicide: Responding to a New Problem of Cultural Decline
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