Wednesday, October 12, 2005

archbishop rowan decries euthanasia

The Archbishop of Canterbury said he was profoundly opposed despite watching his mother die a painful death. On the eve of a House of Lords debate on the issue, Dr Rowan Williams described in The Mail On Sunday how he sat by the bed of his mother, Nancy, during her final months of dementia. He said that he nevertheless remained convinced that voluntary euthanasia was wrong.

Peers are due to discuss the issue today. A Bill which would allow voluntary euthanasia will be introduced later in the year by Lord Joffe.

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, the head of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales, said he believed that the Bill would be defeated in the Lords.

Read the whole thing here.

Its good to see ++Rowan taking a strongish stand on the side of life.

1 comment:

Adam said...

Didn't he make a similar statement regarding abortion within the last year. If I wasn't so sick, I'd go try to find out. Blah. Maybe someone else will know.