Noa Pothoven, 17, is legally euthanized at home after battle with depression, anorexia
June 5, 2019
Euthanasia and willful suicide are offenses against God, the 10 commandments and life itself. Nothing and no person can permit the killing of an innocent human being, whether a fetus or an embryo, an infant or an adult, or an old person, or one suffering from an incurable disease, depression, or a person who is dying. We call on Catholics, and on all persons of good will, to reject proposals to legalize euthanasia. We urge families to discuss issues surrounding the care of depressed and terminally ill loved ones in light of sound moral principles and the demands of human dignity, so that patients need not feel helpless or abandoned in the face of complex decisions about their future.