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The draft law proposes euthanasia in a month for those with an incurable or disabling illness. Spanish evangelicals ask for “better palliative care and support for people in dependence”
The case is closed, the debate continues.
After two years of intense social debate, the draft law is ready to be passed by the Senate. Two evangelical organisations warn against the “temptation of creating and augmented humanity”.
If Tine Nys’s euthanasia was illegal, then the three doctors could face a sentence for murder. Belgium faces a deep debate about a law that allows euthanasia for mentally ill people – and children.
Only infidelity has not suffered a change in attitudes compared to 30 years ago, shows research conducted by King’s College London on a range of issues.
“The very elderly who have had enough should be able to die when they choose”, said Pia Dijkstra, a member of the D66 party. European evangelicals have raised their voice against euthanasia.
The Spanish Evangelical Alliance says in a statement that the draft law is “in fact, an assisted legal suicide, wich does not respond to common situations of severe suffering”.
Škripek is a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) and a convinced Christian. To him, praying for a seemingly hopeless situation as there is in Syria is a logical thing to do.
“Prioritising the decriminalisation of euthanasia over the provision of resources for palliative care is not a progressive policy, but the verification of a failure of the government and society”, the Spanish Evangelical Alliance says.
The CNEF presented its positions on the Estates General of Bioethics in a public event. “The value and dignity that the Bible recognises for every human being invites respect for all”, they said in a statement.
Assiste suicide is supported by a larga majority of the Congress. In 2011, the Evangelical Medical Union sent a report on euthanasia to the government.
The largest increase in euthanasia cases is among people that are not expected to die in the near future. Belgium is the first country in the world with no age restrictions for euthanasia.
Child euthanasia, a reality in Belgium.
Two thirds of converted evangelical Christians are former Roman Catholics. A survey asks about social engagement, secularism and euthanasia.
A person has an inherited dignity, regardless of whether he/she is healthy, sick, disabled, or suffering
Any society that wants to survive must care for the weak and vulnerable in their midst.
A report from an independent commission advised in February to slow down euthanasia to prevent abuses.
One in fifty Belgians dies euthanised. In 2015, there were more than 2,000 euthanasia cases, an average of six per day.
About 7,500 said “yes to life” in Berlin, 1,700 gathered in Bern. Pro-abortion radicals organised counter-demonstrations and threatened Christian organisations.
I have always found striking, the discrepancy between the public support for euthanasia (among those who are healthy) and my patients’ desire for continued life.
The Control Commission that supervises the conditions stipulated by the law of 2002 decided to send the case to justice by unanimity
“Right-to-die bill” was rejected by 330 votes to 118, in the first vote on the assited dying in almost 20 years.
Anglican leader Justin Welby and the UK Evangelical Alliance “strongly oppose” euthanasia. Former Prime minister Gordon Brown argues palliative is the solution.
34 church leaders in the British city of Wolverhampton have signed a letter against Labour MP Rob Marris´ assisted dying bill, expected to be debated next week.
Professor Stephen Hawking tells the BBC he would consider assisted dying if he were in great pain or had nothing left to contribute to the world