Letters From a Young Catholic

My reflections as a Catholic young adult passionate about the Faith, seeking to grow in knowledge and understanding of God and discerning the will of the Lord in my life.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Bill C-407

These are frightening times in Canada.

Members of Parliament in Ottawa are expected to begin second reading debate on Bill C-407 in November. This Bill, if passed, will remove euthanasia and assisted suicide from Canada’s Criminal Code.

If you are Canadian, write your member of parliament, write the Prime Minister, write anyone you can think of, and tell them how you feel about this. Get your friends to write. Get your family to write letters.

I'd encourage everyone to write to his or her Member of Parliament to express opposition to this Bill and to encourage government to provide funding for education and provision of palliative care for those who are dying. The Catechism of the Catholic Church says: “We are stewards, not owners, of the life God has entrusted to us. It is not ours to dispose of.” (CCC 2280)

Tell your Member of Parliament that we do not want to see our country adopt laws that would allow killing as a remedy for suffering.

Pray for Canada. Pray for our political leaders.