Church of England says no to “mercy killing”: Anglican Ink, November 16, 2012 November 16, 2012Posted by geoconger in Anglican Ink, Church of England.
Tags: All-Party Parliamentary Group on Choice at the End of Life, euthanasia, mercy killing
The Church of England has urged Parliament to reject calls to legalize euthanasia.
In a 15 Nov 2012 response to the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Choice at the End of Life’s Safeguarding Choice: A Draft Assisted Dying Bill for Consultation, the Church of England Mission and Public Affairs Council said proposals to allow the state to permit some people to kill other people was immoral and unethical.
It would “permit people actively to participate in bringing about the deaths of other individuals, something that, apart from cases of self defence, has not formed part of the legal landscape of the United Kingdom since the abolition of capital punishment,” the council said.
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