February 26, 2018 – Vancouver archbishop critiques euthanasia provision in hospice care


“The government needs to immediately halt any efforts to force access to assisted suicide in facilities where caregivers – whether family, friends, or health-care workers or volunteers – selflessly attend to the sick and suffering,” said Archbishop J. Michael Miller of Vancouver in a Feb. 22 statement.

“As a community, we must also ask ourselves where and why we are failing to provide for and accompany those who are dealing with lengthy illnesses or approaching death… we need to reach out to the suffering in our midst,” Archbishop Miller continued.

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