Only 95 out of the 751 members of the European Parliament supported the Declaration on the dignity of life. The declaration stated that “All European citizens, regardless of their nationality, who are in an advanced or terminal phase of an incurable illness, causing unbearable physical or mental suffering that cannot be alleviated, should be able to benefit from medical assistance to end their life with dignity”.
As reported by Life Site News online, the declaration was promoting euthanasia.
Antoine Renard, president of France’s National Federation of Catholic Family Associations, was quoted as saying: “It is clear that the pro-euthanasia lobby is starting to work actively in the European Parliament. This induces the risk that the attention of European policymakers is diverted from what the EU could do to promote good practices among Members States with regard to palliative care and support to families who care for a person at the end of his or her life.
“The failure of this written declaration shows that human dignity cannot be the battleground for political disputes and cannot be exploited as a tool of some ideologies,” Renard added.
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