Canada's Push for Euthanasia
Interview with Michèle Boulva Director of COLF.
The disabled and dying need true compassion, not premature death, says the director of the Catholic Organization for Life and Family. In this interview, Michèle Boulva spoke with ZENIT about the growing pressure to spread euthanasia in Canada.
Question: For some time now, a movement has emerged in your country in favor of the legalization of euthanasia and assisted suicide. Is this movement growing and having a lot of impact on public opinion?
Boulva: These extremely worrying questions have been on the front page of Canadian news for some 15 years, every time that the media publishes dramatic cases or that a draft law is being promoted.
It must be said that the aging of the population associated with improved health care is a perfect recipe for the promotion of euthanasia and assisted suicide.
The promoters of these practices, unworthy for a civilized society, state that we should all have the right to choose our way of dying and the moment of our death. They argue that society does not have the right to impose added sufferings on us, forcing us to live against our will.
MONTREAL, Canada, 21 FEB. 2007 (ZENIT)