Physicians should not be forced to make referrals for (MAiD) euthanasia.

Alex Schadenberg

Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

Dr’s Bouchard, Coelho and Herx have written an important article that was published in the Ottawa Citizen today. Bouchard, Coelho and Herx write that physicians should not be forced to make referrals for euthanasia. Now that Bill C-7, if passed, will allow people who are not terminally ill to die by euthanasia, pressure to refer for euthanasia needs to stop. Link to the original article in the Ottawa Citizen.Bill C-7, passed by the House of Commons and now in front of a Senate committee, raises even more ethical challenges than the original legislation. Doctors who object should not be compelled to support it.

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As Senate dynamic shifts, pro-lifers examine Manchin’s record

Washington D.C., Jan 25, 2021 / 04:30 pm (CNA).- As Democrats last week took effective control of the Senate, pro-life leaders turned their attention to the record of one senator who could cast pivotal votes in the next two years.

 

Having gained control of 50 seats in the Senate, Democrats now enjoy a narrow majority in the chamber courtesy of Vice President Kamala Harris’ tie-breaking vote. However, when the process of reconciliation is invoked—a Senate procedure by which only 50 votes are needed to pass certain budget-related measures—every vote will count. And the name of Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) is being discussed by pro-life groups as a possible obstacle to Democrats passing pro-abortion items.

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Filipino diocese mourns murdered priest

Malaybalay, Philippines, Jan 25, 2021 / 03:43 pm (CNA).- A Filipino diocese demanded justice and decried the murder of a priest who was shot and killed by an unknown perpetrator on Sunday.

The Diocese of Malaybalay issued a statement Jan. 25 expressing sorrow for the death of Father Rene Bayang Regalado, 42.

“The Diocese of Malaybalay with its Clergy, Consecrated Persons and Lay Faithful especially the Regalado Family in San Jose Parish, Sinayawan, Valencia City are deeply wounded and saddened with the news of the untimely passing to eternal life of one its clergy, Rev. Fr. Rene B. Regalado,” the statement reads.

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