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(NEWSER) – The Vatican has made its views on Brittany Maynard's death very clear: The decision to end her own life was "reprehensible," says the Vatican's bioethics chief. "Assisted suicide is an absurdity," Monsignor Ignacio Carrasco de Paula tells ANSA. As for Maynard's support for Oregon's Death With Dignity law, he notes, "dignity is something other than putting an end to one's own life."

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