- Jun 20, 2021
Members of the Spanish Bioethics Committee have unanimously opposed a euthanasia bill, warning their government that the proposed legislation would oblige doctors to commit murder.
Proposed legislation to introduce medically-assisted dying to the Republic of Ireland is “disingenuous and unnecessary,” according to Bishop William Crean of Cloyne.
As several countries throughout Europe move toward broadening access to euthanasia, the Vatican released a new document reaffirming its teaching on medically assisted death, insisting that it is ‘poisonous’ to society and stressed that those who choose it are unable to access the sacraments unless they reverse their decision.
During a meeting Saturday with the heads of the Spanish bishops’ conference, Pope Francis expressed concern over a measure to legalize euthanasia soon to be discussed by Spain’s Senate.
A proposal to legalize medically assisted suicide in the Republic of Ireland goes further than other such laws in Europe, pro-life activists are warning.
Cardinal Antonio Cañizares of Valencia, said that the possible approval of the legalization of euthanasia, currently being discussed in the Spanish senate, would be a “major and historical defeat for the whole of Spain.”