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Choosing Death: Two Religious Perspectives April 09, 2015
It's a choice none of us ever wants to make: whether or not to hasten the dying process in the face of profound suffering. The practice is legal in Vermont, Oregon, and Washington, and currently under review in at least 18 others. Two priests confront the question this week, and offer very different views: one calls it "suicide" and a morally slippery slope, the other calls it "dying with dignity," and says there is nothing redemptive about pain.

The Right Bishop Gene Robinson, retired bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire
Father Thomas Petri, instructor of moral theology and pastoral studies at the Dominican House of Studies

Bishop Robinson (left) and Father Petri in our studio.