The Canadian blogger-priest Fr. Tom Dowd emails to lets us know of another important debate coming up in Canada’s Parliament on Monday. A private member’s bill proposes the legalization of assisted suicide and euthanasia throughout the country and amazingly there has been little buzz about it, either in the mass media or by the Catholic Church. He says that there was a public statement by the bishops’ conference about a month ago and a letter from the bishop of London, Ontario, but that’s about it.
Unless a stink can be raised loudly and quickly by many Canadians, the specter of assisted suicide and euthanasia looms all too real for Canada. All Canadian readers and bloggers—and bloggers with Canadian readers—should get in on this right away.