Cardinal Willem Eijk, a medical doctor and a member of the academy, firmly rejected the support, saying assisted suicide and euthanasia both bear ‘the same moral responsibility’ in carrying out a termination of life.
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“This is further evidence that legalizing assisted suicide or euthanasia will result in more people ending their lives prematurely. It will not save lives. It will not help prevent suicide.”
Concluding his address, the Pope noted that in the Hail Mary prayer, Catholics ask the Virgin Mary to be close “at the hour of our death.”
How does one describe such a culture of death? It’s a puzzlement.
In their statement on Thursday, Austria’s bishops said that the constitutional court’s decision had “painfully called into question” the “broad social consensus that human life is to be protected until its natural end.”
The prevalence of elder abuse, along with “alarming rates of suicide amongst the vulnerable,” means that New South Wales should be “especially cautious” when it comes to legalizing euthanasia, said Archbishop Fisher.
ALS has rendered Sepúlveda unable to move her legs, but it is not a terminal condition.
Protection of one’s conscience is the ethical right of every health professional, Pope Francis told a group of Italian pharmacists Oct. 14.
The Assisted Dying Bill, introduced in the House of Lords, aims to enable people deemed to have less than six months to live to seek death by euthanasia.