Canada's Bishops Expand Teaching Resources on Euthanasia

Respond to Current Debate in Quebec on Forcing Assisted Suicide

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The bishops’ conference of Canada is redoubling its efforts to inform and educate about the issues related to euthanasia and assisted suicide.

The conference posted a new section about euthanasia and assisted suicide on its Life and Family Web page.

The site comes as a bill in Quebec aims to allow physicians to administer “terminal palliative sedation” or “medial aid in dying” to patients who request it.

The bishops’ site is “to help make available and share resources on this important question which is so much in the news across the country,” a statement from the conference explained.

The Web page provides links to articles in the regular and specialized media.

 There are also links to the presentation (in French only) by the Assembly of Québec Catholic Bishops on the Quebec government’s Bill 52, “An Act respecting end-of-life care”, as well as to resources from the Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF).

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