The CCL is all over this one! The only way is the Vatican way. Who suffers, how long and how much it costs their loved ones, the wishes of those involoved, the drain on resources, whether one or more of the survivors lose jobs, the poverty that might result are all irrelevant and not even considerations.
From Nell McCaffertys article:
The Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF), on which we rely for easeful death, says: “Euthanasia is illegal; we will have nothing whatsoever to do with it. There is no debate about it.” Paul Murray, its spokesperson, said this when launching a nationwide Forum on End of Life recently.
Paul Murray of the Irish Hospice Foundation
Rite and Reason: Chaplains are there when we have more need of the divine than a physician. http://www.eurochaplains.org/enhcc_libr ... 2007-1.pdf
The Irish Catholic http://www.irishcatholic.ie/d5/content/ ... last-rites
Paul Murray, Co-ordinator of the Forum said the aim of the day was to improve the experience of death in Ireland from all points of view. ''We wish to promote hospice principals, which are that you neither postpone nor hasten death, that you alleviate pain and that you regard death as something that is natural.
President Mary McAleese officially opened the Forum and RTE's Marian Finucane chaired the proceedings. Submissions to the forum are still being accepted by email on submissions@endo flife.ie or contact Linda Collins at 01-6755970.
http://www.hospice-foundation.ie/index. ... &Itemid=11
The deadline for written submissions in Friday, 20th February. They can be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.orgThis
I spent the last few months watching someone die. There’s a lot more to it than the person who dies.