Catholic Organization for Life and Family Opposes Canadian Euthanasia Bill C-407

By Terry Vanderheyden OTTAWA, November 1, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The pro-life arm of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Catholic Organization for Life and Family, has come out strongly condemning proposed legislation to legalize euthanasia in Canada. In a letter to all Members of Parliament and Senators, COLF emphasized that Bill C-407 “clearly contradicts fundamental Canadian values and constitutes a real threat to the most vulnerable members of our society.” COLF called elected representatives to reject Bill C-407 and instead encourage the government to devote more resources to home care, palliative care and research on pain control. “It is […]
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Abortion Referendum in Portugal Delayed Until September 2006

By Terry Vanderheyden LISBON, November 1, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Portugal’s constitutional court has denied the country’s ruling Socialist Party a referendum on abortion planned for late this month, because the currently ruling president had already rejected an attempt at a referendum during his term in office. The referendum was originally planned for later this month, to fulfill a campaign promise by Prime Minister Jose Socrates and his ruling Socialists made prior to February’s election. Originally set for June, the date was moved to November 27 because of a fear of low voter turnout during the summer holiday season. The last […]
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