Quebec bishops decry euthanasia recommendation
March 30, 2012
Calling for a greater emphasis on palliative care, the bishops of Quebec have issued a statement decrying a commission’s recommendation that euthanasia be legalized in the province.
“Changing the words ’assisted suicide and euthanasia’ for ’medical aid to die’ doesn’t change the reality,” the bishops said in their statement. “We shall decide what relevant means of intervention to use to ensure the government takes into consideration forceful demands repeated throughout the commission’s process to respect the sanctity of life.”
- Mourir dans la dignité: Réaction de l’Assemblée des évêques catholiques du Québec à la publication du rapport (lAssemblée des éveques catholiques du Québec)
- Bishops oppose doctor-assisted euthanasia (Montreal Gazette)
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!