- Jul 27, 2021
Canada’s Catholic bishops said the possible pressures the country’s new assisted suicide law will place on Canadians with mental illness or disabilities are “all too real, perilous and potentially destructive.”
A decision to allow a 5-year-old child to die against the wishes of her mother “does not acknowledge or afford her the inherent human dignity with which she was born,” according to the English bishops’ conference.
Ireland’s bishops say that a bill to legalize assisted suicide in the country is “fundamentally flawed,” and are calling on Catholics to ask their elected representatives to “reject it entirely.”
Catholic leaders in the UK reiterated their opposition to the definition of assisted nutrition and hydration as medical treatment, “which has now become the basis of medical and legal decisions to withdraw assisted nutrition and hydration from patients.”
A Polish man who has been at the center of an international life-support dispute has died at a British hospital, officials said.
Catholic leaders have asked the UK government to allow Poland to care for a comatose patient that is having life-sustaining nutrition withdrawn at a hospital located within the Plymouth diocese.
A specialist clinic in Poland said Tuesday it is ready to admit and treat a Pole who is at the center of a life-support dispute in Britain.