Archbishop Doyle will make a submission to the parliamentary inquiry examining the bill and he wants other Catholics to do the same. He says any direct intervention to terminate a human life is morally unacceptable and politicians need to realise the importance of the decision they are to make.
The Bill will place Catholic health and aged care institutions at odds with their code of ethical standards, which supports palliative care rather than allowing patients to commit suicide. People who work in hospitals and aged care homes could be placed in difficult positions.
The name of this bill is misleading. There is nothing dignified in killing yourself. Humans have an enormous value, this is why we should never kill them but provide palliative care when they suffer.