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Vermont House Vote Defeating Assisted Suicide Bill a Victory for Compassion, Says Fr. Pavone

Contact: Jerry Horn, Priests for Life, 540-220-0095


STATEN ISLAND, Ny., Mar. 22 /Christian Newswire/ -- Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life and one of the last people to see Terri Schiavo before she died in 2005 by dehydration, today praised the Vermont state House for rejecting legislation to legalize physician assisted suicide.

"When people ask me about the right to die, I say, 'Don’t worry – you won’t miss out on it.'  There is certainly no obligation to use every conceivable intervention to keep someone alive.  However, while there is such a thing as a worthless treatment, there is no such thing as a worthless life," Fr. Pavone explained.  "When life is burdensome, the solution is effective compassion, not killing."

Priests for Life is the nation's largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit www.priestsforlife.org.