Homicide of the Consenting

Good news from Italy…

Italy’s constitutional court blocks physician-assisted suicide referendum

One seeming downside of the ruling is the primary reason given by the court is “inadequate legal protections for the weak and vulnerable.” This sounds like it invites future legalization efforts that ‘better’ address such concerns. While we certainly join the Italian Bishops in welcoming this ruling, it would be nice to see the Court reject this on moral groups. Sadly, this seems like a pipe dream in our modern world.

As an aside…

Their term for what we call PAS is interesting (assuming it’s accurately translated into English): Homicide of the Consenting.

Though the term is, to say the least, unlikely to catch on here in the US, it does have the advantages of being inclusive and accurate!

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