CNA Staff, Sep 17, 2020 / 23:00 pm
The Archbishop of Valencia said Sunday that if Spain's euthanasia and assisted suicide bill is passed, it would be a "major and historic defeat for all of Spain, for Spanish society."
"It is a defeat also for humanity, for man himself, for the legislature to take up the bill on euthanasia, assisted suicide, and to reject other proposals on palliative care that improved the current legislation," Cardinal Antonio Cañizares Llovera wrote Sept. 13.
The prelate also called the proposed euthanasia law "monstrous" and an "injustice."
Directly addressing the country's president, government officials, department heads, and legislators, Cañizares challenged: "Realize that you as a government or as parliamentarians should defend, protect, and guard the common good, based on fundamental rights and duties of the society you represent, the first of which is the right to life."