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Would I be committing mortal sin if I refuse medical treatment?

Question:

It has long been my feeling that, if I become terminally ill, I would prefer to go to a hospice and let nature take its course rather than go through the agony of a few more years of a miserable life. Lately, though, I&#039;ve begun to reconsider my position, as it seems to me that the refusal of medical treatment in this situation could be seen as suicide, albeit in a passive manner. What does the Church say about this? Would I be committing mortal sin if I refuse medical treatment?<br />

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