By Terry Vanderheyden

OTTAWA, November 1, 2005 ( – 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 necessary to eliminate the suffering and not the patient, the pain and not the dying person,” a release emphasized. “A government which authorizes the murder of some of its citizens associates its country with a practice unworthy of a civilized nation.”

Read COLF’s new brochure —Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: Urgent Questions!— that answers 14 key questions and illuminates the true human meaning of the words “compassion” and “dignity.”

Copies of this brochure are available from the COLF offices at 2500 Don Reid Drive, Ottawa, ON K1H 2J2. Tel.: (613) 241-9461, ext. 161; Fax: (613) 241-9048; E-mail: [email protected]

COLF is co-sponsored by the Supreme Council of the Knights of Columbus.


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