is urging faithful to sign the ‘Care Not Killing’ petition and write to
their MPs and peers, according to a letter published this Wednesday.
The ‘Care Not
Killing’ alliance plans to deliver the petition to Britain’s parliament
on the morning of May 12th, the second reading of the Bill.
warned that “On 12th May 2006 a Bill to legalize assisted suicide for
the Terminally Ill will be debated in the House of Lords. This Bill has
been promoted by Lord Joffe and others, and marks the next step in a
concerted and highly organized campaign to legalize euthanasia and
assisted suicide in England and Wales.”
Last March, the
‘Care Not Killing’ program was launched to promote a culture of life
and to defend the common good. The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of
England and Wales has formally joined the Alliance and is encouraging
all Catholics to support its work in whatever way they can – through
prayer, lobbying and with financial support.
Further information can be obtained by visiting:
Peter Smith of the Archdiocese of Cardiff and Chairman of the
Department for Christian Responsibility and Citizenship at the England
and Wales Catholic Bishops Conference has called on Catholics to step
up their opposition to the Joffe Bill, a proposal to legalize
euthanasia in the U.K.