Ottawa, Canada, Feb 3, 2020 / 15:30 pm
The president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has written to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau decrying the effort to further expand euthanasia within the country.
"We strongly urge the Government of Canada, before proceeding further, to undertake a more extensive, thorough, impartial, and prolonged consultation" on Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) legislation, Archbishop Richard Gagnon of Winnipeg wrote last week.
The archbishop told the prime minister that a delay in further legal changes was urgently needed "in order to ensure all pertinent factors--social, medical and moral--are carefully and thoroughly considered," wrote Archbishop Richard Gagnon of Winnipeg.
The letter, dated January 31, was also addressed to three members of Trudeau's cabinet as well as the leaders of the other four parties represented in Canada's parliament.