Various assisted suicide bills have been proposed in the state starting in 2013, though none have been passed into law.
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Protesters rallied against the bill outside of the parliament building in Madrid holding a banner that said “Government of death.”
Euthanasia is legal in the Netherlands for anyone over the age of 12, or for anyone under the age of one.
During a livestream event Oct. 28, Cardinal Parolin said that Europe today needed to return to some of the basic principles of Catholic social teaching that were “at the heart of the European Project.”
COMMENTARY: The proposal to extend the practice to children 1-12 is the latest episode of the country’s 40-year dance with the culture of death.
The government expect between five and 10 children a year to be euthanized under the new rule.
While the Church teaches that human rights come from God, Cardinal Müller said, even those who do not believe in God can understand simply through their intellect that human lives are not to be used and manipulated.
Archbishop Caccia specifically criticized the promotion of abortion and euthanasia as supposed “rights.”
Euthanasia, the CDF letter affirmed, is “an intrinsically evil act, in every situation or circumstance” and “any formal or immediate material cooperation in such an act is a grave sin against human life.”
On the eve of the law's taking effect, Bishop Checchio condemned assisted suicide as “a grievous affront to the dignity of human life” that “can never be morally justified.”