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Vatican Official Condemns Maynard Assisted Suicide Case in US

A Vatican bioethics official on Tuesday condemned the death by assisted suicide of American Brittany Maynard, a terminally ill 29-year-old who ended her life over the weekend, as an undignified “absurdity.” “This woman [took her own life] thinking she would die with dignity, but this is the error,” Monsignor Ignacio Carrasco de Paula, head of the Pontifical Academy for Life, told the Italian news agency Ansa. “Suicide is not a good thing. It is a bad thing because it is saying no to...

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