The three faith leaders highlight the risks and dangers entailed in the provisions of the Bill and the ‘real-life’ practical inadequacies of its proposed safeguards.
The common good is not served by policies or actions that would place very many vulnerable people in more vulnerable positions, they warn.
They appeal for people of all faiths and none to join with them through the ‘common bond of humanity’ in caring for the most vulnerable in society.
In contrast to the Bill, the faith leaders call for measures to make high-quality palliative care available to all at the end of their lives.
The aim of a compassionate society should be ‘assisted living’ rather than an acceptance of assisted suicide, they note.
The aim of a compassionate society should be assisted living rather than an acceptance of assisted suicide.@CardinalNichols, @chiefrabbi and I appeal to all people – of whatever faith or belief – to care for the most vulnerable within our society:https://t.co/jMK1IRUysd
— Archbishop of Canterbury (@JustinWelby) October 20, 2021