Sydney, Australia, Nov 11, 2021 / 18:00 pm
The Archbishop of Sydney has urged the faithful to speak out against euthanasia as New South Wales considers legalizing the practice.
The New South Wales parliament is expected to begin debate on the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2021 on Nov. 12, less than a month after it was introduced by member Alex Greenwich.
“I strongly oppose euthanasia and assisted suicide because we shouldn’t be telling sick people by our laws that we think they would be better off dead or that we would be better off if they were dead,” said Archbishop Anthony Fisher, O.P. in a Nov. 8 letter to his archdiocese.
He said it was “very important” that people voice their opposition to the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2021 during the public inquiry period, which ends Nov. 22.