Thursday, July 23, 2009

Tasmanian Archbishop Adrian Doyle has called on parishioners to help lobby against the Dying With Dignity Bill

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.



Euripides said...

This is just another nail in the coffin (so to speak) of liberalism's total disregard for human life. From abortions to assisted suicide, these folks truly have no clue nor care for the living.

Aussie Therese said...

The only thing that is keeping out population going up is that people are living longer.

There isn't enough children being born to support those that are in retirement. Soon Govt are going to feel under pressure to legalize Euthanasia so that we can solve this problem.