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Prepare the Way Series:
Conversations About End of Life
Catholic Teaching & Practical Matters
Sponsored by Respect Life Ministry; OLPH Ministry of Care; Bereavement Ministry;
Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 1:30 pm
Our Lady of Perpetual Help - McDonnell Hall
1775 Grove St, Glenview
All are Welcome
Natural Death Interrupted:
The “Aid in Dying” Movement Unpacked
Many states have, or are considering, legalized Physician Assisted Suicide as a compassionate option for patients facing a difficult end-of-life. Dawn Fitzpatrick will review this trend to legislate assisted death and its confusing terminology, from euthanasia, death with dignity, to aid in dying. She will discuss the dangers of this movement, the ramifications to our culture seeing it as a right and a benefit, and what we can do to build a culture of life.
Dawn Fitzpatrick is currently Senior Coordinator for the Office of Human Dignity and Solidarity for the Archdiocese of Chicago where she manages Respect Life Ministries and the Chastity Education Initiative. Dawn is the current President of the Board of Directors for the March for Life Chicago. In this role, she leads the planning committee which organizes this March which draws more than 8000 pro-life enthusiasts from all over the Midwest each January. She holds a Master’s Degree in Communication and a graduate certificate in Theology. Dawn’s primary vocation of wife and mother is shared with her husband of 28 years, Mike, and her two daughters Elyse and Erin. She is the proud grandmother of Cara born in August 2018 to her daughter, Elyse and husband, Alex.