January 31, 2011

Positivity: Rejection of euthanasia not unique to Christians, states French bishop

Filed under: Life-Based News,Positivity — Tom @ 12:01 am

From Rome:

Jan 28, 2011 / 07:12 pm

Bishop Bernard Ginoux of Montauban, France has noted that opposition to euthanasia is not unique to the Christian faith.

The French Senate recently voted 170-142 against a bill legalizing euthanasia. Bishop Ginoux reflected on the results, saying, “We are dealing with human beings and the respect for every human life. No one can deliberately kill.”

“Whenever the law allows for killing, it is granting human beings an absolute power over others, those who are the weakest and most defenseless. The fact that it is done by a team in a hospital, even if they are specialists, doesn’t change anything.

“Medicine is supposed to cure, and those who cure must not become assassins,” the bishop said in remarks to the French daily La Croix on Jan. 25. …

Go here for the rest of the story at the Catholic News Agency.

Go here for an English translation of a related La Croix article.

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