The Catholic University of America

Lucia Silecchia, professor, law, was quoted in an article posted by Catholic News Agency, discussing the passing of assisted suicide legislation by the DC City Council. See below.

Assisted suicide approved by Washington DC city council

From: Catholic News Agency
Date: November 2, 2016
Author: Matt Hadro

...“Since the time of the Hippocratic oath – which long predated Christianity – the medical community saw the profound incompatibility of efforts to end life being facilitated by a healing profession,” said Dr. Lucia Silecchia, a law professor at The Catholic University of America and a Washington, D.C. resident.

“Thus, while the Catholic and Christian understanding of the dignity of human persons, made in the image and likeness of God undergirds the moral critique of such statutes, the medical opposition long predates Christ, and the legal objections should compel anyone who observes how easily disregard for the life of one spreads,” she continued...

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