.- The Mexican Bishops Conference criticized a bill put forth this week by the Democratic Revolution Party (PRD) that would legalize euthanasia, saying it would not respect the sacred value of each human life. The secretary of the Bishops Committee on Family Ministry said that if euthanasia were legalized, “justice would be become relative and confidence in doctors would be compromised by involving them in acts of death.”
He added that so-called assisted suicide is always a form of homicide “because one cannot take one’s own life or the life of others under the guise of respecting personal autonomy.”
The secretary called on all people of good will “to strongly oppose the effort to legalize this terrible crime.”
The bill proposed by the PRD would decriminalize euthanasia, making those with terminal illnesses especially vulnerable.