Sunday, 24 February 2008

...Meanwhile in Australia

An Australian bishop has charged that
proponents of legal euthanasia are promoting not merely "mercy killing" for
terminally ill patients but a "more generalized support for suicide and
assisted suicide."

"Perhaps this reflects an inevitable slide in the logic of euthanasia
campaigners, "
Bishop Anthony Fisher O.P. , an auxiliary of the Sydney archdiocese,
remarked to the Catholic Weekly.

Bishop Fisher spoke out after Dr. Philip Nitschke, a veteran lobbyist for
legalized euthanasia, announced that he would support the right of healthy
people to assisted suicide.
The bishop remarked that anyone who has suicidal
impulses needs psychological and spiritual help. "The last thing we need in
this situation are suicide zealots parading as doctors,"
he said.

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