Lucia Silecchia , professor, law, served as a witness at a D.C. City Council hearing on a proposed assisted suicide bill. She was quoted in a Catholic News Agency article on the hearing. See below.

Why a doctor who treats Iraq War veterans is opposed to DC's assisted suicide bill

From: Catholic News Agency Date: July 13, 2015 Author: Matt Hadro

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Also, only one of the two witnesses required for the written request of lethal medication is required to be a "disinterested" witness, said Dr. Lucia Silecchia, a law professor at The Catholic University of America testifying in a strictly personal capacity as a D.C. resident.

In contrast, she said, "traditionally, wills have required multiple disinterested witnesses."

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