Recently I addressed a group of Parliamentarians in London about assisted suicide and euthanasia. My talk, which coincided with World Suicide Prevention day, sought to address the unintended consequences of legalising assisted suicide and euthanasia in the Netherlands.
A leading medical expert has said that the Assisted Suicide bill ignores the better option of good palliative care, and pointed to a High Court ruling saying that it would be "impossible" to ensure that older and more vulnerable people would be protected from coming under pressure to end their lives.
A Private Members Bill from PBP TD Gino Kenny is set to come before the Dáil TODAY seeking to legalise Assisted Suicide. The Bill proposes to make it legal for a medical practitioner to "enable" a person to end his or her own life.
While the Australian state of Tasmania is debating a bill that would legalize assisted suicide, the state of Victoria reported more than ten times the anticipated number of deaths from assisted suicide and euthanasia in its first legal year.
At least 40,000 people watched Rally for Life LIVE events this week, and organisers say they aim to grow that audience tenfold in the coming weeks given the "tremendous" success and popularity of the virtual rally.
At least 32 local pro-life events will take place tomorrow (Saturday) as activists gather in socially distanced witnesses taking place throughout the country in support of the Rally for Life. The biggest pro-life gathering of the year, the Rally for Life, is moving online this week, with five days of events and conferences from July 1st to July 5th.
I am addressing these words specifically to Christians in the Irish Catholic tradition. In the wake of the enforced abortion legislation, that has been railroaded through the British Parliament, we need to reflect.