Thursday, January 19, 2006
Assisted Suicide in Oregon
"...The Supreme Court upheld Oregon's law on physician-assisted suicide Tuesday, ruling that the Justice Department may not punish doctors who help terminally ill patients end their lives.
Detroit's Cardinal Adam Maida called the Supreme Court decision "as disappointing as it is dangerous." "The sick and suffering in our midst deserve our compassion and palliative care, not to have their lives taken away," he said when contacted at the Vatican, where he is attending meetings. "Assisted suicide is a perversion of genuine mercy."
Supreme Court 6 to 3 vote: Justices Roberts, Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas dissented from the ruling.
(WE NEED ALITO IN THERE TO GIVE US ANOTHER JUDGE WITH COMMON SENSE!)