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  • Elderly at special risk in a “throwaway culture”

    Elderly at special risk in a “throwaway culture”

    • Jun 15, 2017

    As the United Nations marks World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, it is easy to point to blatant financial abuse, fraud, physical attack, and medical neglect inflicted on the elderly and say – with certainty and clarity – that these are evil and illegal acts. However, Pope Francis reminds us that we as a society “throw away the elderly, behind which are attitudes of hidden euthanasia. They aren’t needed and what isn’t needed gets thrown away.”

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