Vatican official condemns Brittany Maynard's assisted suicide

November 5, 2014 1:42 AM

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VATICAN CITY – The Vatican's top bioethics official on Tuesday called "reprehensible" the suicide of an American woman suffering terminal brain cancer who stated she wanted to die with dignity.

Monsignor Ignacio Carrasco de Paula, the head of the Pontifical Academy for Life, told the ANSA news agency that "dignity is something other than putting an end to one's own life."

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