Anglican archbishop in Australia speaks against euthanasia legalization

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Melbourne Philip Freier has joined six other Christian leaders in Australia from the region in calling on the state premier to reconsider plans to legalize assisted suicide and euthanasia. In a letter to Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, the Anglican, Lutheran, Catholic and Orthodox church leaders say that “human dignity is honored in living life, not in taking it.” The church leaders published their letter as an advertisement in the daily Herald-Sun newspaper.

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  1. Jawaharlal Prasad says:

    The church leaders should also encourage policies that allow chronically sick people to live with dignity. Taking care of sick and/or elderly people can be daunting and it should be the goal of society to establish a system that enables people to earn sufficient to take care of their parents / grandparents and those ill while at the same time providing adequately for their children. I often hear elderly people esp in developing countries complain as to how they are neglected by their children. Unfortunately, the children have to take care of their own family and their children leaving them with little choice but to ignore the well being of their elders. Sometimes the elders wish they had a way to end their lives!

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