MASSACHUSETTES BISHOP MITCHELL ROZANSKI CONDEMNS EFFORTS TO LEGALIZE ASSISTED SUICIDEby Anita Carey • ChurchMilitant.com • December 6, 2017
Bp. Mitchell Rozanski: “In the strongest terms, I urge that these measures be rejected”Springfield, Mass. (ChurchMilitant.com) – A Massachusetts bishop is condemning measures to legalize assisted suicide after the state’s medical society reverses their position and pushes for legalization.
Bishop of the diocese of Springfield, Massachusetts, Mitchell T. Rozanski, issued a statement on Monday condemning efforts to legalize assisted suicide in the state. Bishop Rozanski’s statement followed the Massachusetts Medical Society’s (MMS) adoption of a “position of neutral engagement,” at its Interim Meeting on December 1–2, reversing its two-decades-long opposition to physician-assisted suicide.
“I am deeply disturbed to learn of local initiatives now being considered in support of physician-assisted suicide,” Bp. Rozanski said.