Campaign Life Coalition urges members of parliament to vote NO on proposed assisted-suicide bill
Toronto, April 14, 2016 – Campaign Life Coalition (CLC) strongly opposes today’s proposed legislation Bill C-14, which will grant the legal power for doctors, nurses, and any other caretaker to kill a patient. CLC urges our elected officials from all parties to vote against the legalizing of euthanasia and/or assisted-suicide.
“Campaign Life Coalition opposes any law that allows for a person to kill another person.” said Jim Hughes, President of Campaign Life Coalition. “This bill is deceitful and dangerous and will put at risk the lives of many vulnerable Canadians regardless of the safeguards put forward.”
“By legalizing assisted-suicide, the message that parliament will send out to Canadians, especially young Canadians, is that suicide can be a lawful solution to your suffering,” said Mary Ellen Douglas, National Organizer for CLC. “In every other jurisdiction such as Belgium and the Netherlands where assisted-suicide was made legal, the law has been abused and this too will happen in Canada.”
Campaign Life Coalition calls upon all members of parliament to reject this form of judicial activism by the Supreme Court and invoke the Notwithstanding Clause. This will allow parliament to bring forward new legislation focusing on improving palliative care that will help to protect vulnerable Canadians from assisted-suicide and euthanasia in all its forms.
About Campaign Life Coalition
Campaign Life Coalition is a national, pro-life organization working at all levels of government to secure full legal protection for all human beings from the time of conception (fertilization) to natural death. For more information visit www.campaignlifecoalition.com.
Mary Ellen Douglas, National Organizer, Campaign Life Coalition 613-329-1488
Matt Wojciechowski, National Office, Campaign Life Coalition 416-204-9749 ext. 239