Friday, January 6, 2012

Clergyman Publicly Opposes Falconer Commission - Will The Whole Church Of England Follow?

Here’s a member of the clergy who is publicly opposing the idea of legalized assisted suicide. I hope his big boss, the Archbishop of Canterbury, will come out in support speaking for the whole Church of England.
Church of England calls assisted suicide plan morally unacceptable
A senior bishop has described plans to allow assisted suicide for the terminally ill as morally unacceptable.
The Rt Rev James Newcome, Bishop of Carlisle, said the best safeguard for vulnerable people would be to keep the existing law in place.
He also claimed the Commission on Assisted Dying, a group of peers and academics chaired by the former Labour minister Lord Falconer, was a “self-appointed” group that excluded anyone who objected to legalising assisted suicide.
It had “singularly failed” to prove that vulnerable people would be safer under the new proposals than under the existing law, which is rarely used but means anyone who helps another person kill themselves can be jailed for up to 14 years. more

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