Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Bishops react to court's decision to strike down euthanasia laws

Vancouver archbishop says ruling 'reflects a distorted view of equality rights' 
Anti-euthanasia protesters stand outside the B.C. Supreme Court June 15, minutes after Justice Lynn Smith ruled in favour of physician-assisted suicide. Nathan Rumohr / The B.C. Catholic.
The B.C. Catholic has the national reaction to the recent B.C. Supreme Court ruling challenging Canada's euthanasia laws. CCN's Deborah Gyapong reports:
Bishops and others have expressed dismay over a June 15 B.C. Supreme Court decision to strike down Criminal Code provisions against euthanasia and assisted suicide.
"I strongly urge the government to appeal this extremely flawed and dangerous ruling," said Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, of Vancouver in a statement released the day of the decision. 
The government has until July 16 to file a notice of appeal.
Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website. 

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