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placeholder March 23, 2015   •   VOL. 53, NO. 6   •   Oakland, CA
Letters from Readers
California bishops urge action

A bill to legalize the practice of assisted suicide SB 128 has been introduced in the California Legislature by state Sens. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, and Bill Monning, D-Carmel. Catholic social teaching tells us that we are created in the image of God; therefore, we hold life to be sacred from conception to natural death. We believe that we are stewards — not owners — of our lives.

The California Catholic Conference, the public policy voice of the bishops and the Catholic Church in California, is steadfast in opposition to assisted suicide and any attempts to legalize it, and therefore, strongly opposes SB 128. Other legislators supporting this bill include Sens. Lonnie Hancock, D-Berkeley, Bob Wieckowski, D-Fremont, and Assemblymember Bill Quirk, D-Hayward.

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