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CUA Law Professor Lucia Silecchia was quoted in November 3 Catholic News Agency article entitled "Assisted suicide approved by Washington DC city council" See below.

Assisted suicide approved by Washington DC city council

Catholic News Agency
November 3, 2016
By Matt Hadro

Representatives of the nation’s capital voted Tuesday to approve physician-assisted suicide, despite strong opposition from religious, legal and medical leaders.

“Since the time of the Hippocratic oath – which long predated Christianity – the medical community saw the profound incompatibility of efforts to end life being facilitated by a healing profession,” said Dr. Lucia Silecchia, a law professor at The Catholic University of America and a Washington, D.C. resident.


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Lucia Silecchia  

Professor Lucia Ann Silecchia's
Areas of Expertise

Environmental Law and Ethics

Catholic Social Thought and the Law

Elder Law and Estate Planning

Legal Writing

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