Warm daughters hands holding and calming down sick mother in bed, assistance

Whatever its motives and means, direct euthanasia consists in putting an end to the lives of handicapped, sick, or dying persons. It is morally unacceptable.

Thus, an act or omission which, of itself or by intention, causes death in order to eliminate suffering constitutes a murder gravely contrary to the dignity of the human person and to the respect due to the living God, his Creator. The error of judgment into which one can fall in good faith does not change the nature of this murderous act, which must always be forbidden and excluded.

Catechism of the Catholic Church 2277


Illinois Legislation

State senator Linda Holmes, on Feb. 9, 2024, introduced legislation to legalize physician assisted suicide into the Illinois General Assembly as Senate Bill 3499, “End-of-Life Options for Terminally Ill Patients Act.” 

Status of SB3499