Sunday’s Des Moines Register contained a long article about the controversies over
physician assisted suicide; whether or not it is necessary, and are there enough safeguards to protect the elderly, the infirm, and mentally challenged. The story was complete with the semi-sanitized version of one California woman’s death via assisted suicide.
Tuesday the focus of our discussion will be on this topic, what we refer to as doctor prescribed death. In the studio with Deacon Mike and Gina will be Tom Chapman, executive director of the Iowa Catholic Conference and chief lobbyist for the Church. Tom will be able to discuss what is happening in the statehouse and what is being done about it. This is an issue that has come before the legislature, but thus far has failed to pass. The fortunes of the sponsoring pro-suicide Democrats have changed somewhat since the election turned both houses of the General Assembly over to the Republicans, but that doesn’t mean a suicide bill is dead or that a resort will not be made to the courts.
This will be an interesting discussion so plan on joining Deacon Mike Manno and Gina Noll for an interesting discussion of whether or not doctor prescribed death will find a place in Iowa. Tuesday at 9 a.m. on Iowa Catholic Radio, 1150 AM; 88.5 & 94.5 FM and streaming live on IowaCatholicRadio.com and on our own app that you can download from our site. And don’t forget that FOT is now being webcast so you can actually watch the program. Pod casts from older programs are available from the station’s website and the program itself will re-broadcast at 9 p.m. – all times are Central.
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