Statement by the Catholic Organization for Life and Family on the report of the Select Committee on Dying with Dignity

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

colf_logoThe Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF) has released a statement in response to the March 22, 2012, report by the Select Committee on Dying with Dignity of the National Assembly of Quebec. The Committee had been established by the Quebec National Assembly on December 4, 2009, “for the purpose of examining the issue of dying with dignity”.

In its statement, COLF points out that the Committee’s report “ignores the voices of two-thirds of the 427 groups and individuals who spoke during the public hearings last year” against euthanasia, and instead gives “weight to the position of pressure groups calling for the decriminalization of euthanasia” as well as the “intimately linked” practice of assisted suicide.

Last week the Assembly of Québec Catholic Bishops issued its response to the Committee’s report.

Link to the statement