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Anti-euthanasia study ready soon

AFTER more than two years' work of amassing and sifting evidence on the various aspects of euthanasia, a special group of Catholic doctors and lawyers have completed a book which will emotional counterblast to

those who wish to legalise

euthanasia.

It has been produced by a joint study group on euthanasia set up between the Guild of SS. Luke, Cosmos and Damian, the Catholic doctors' organisation and the Catholic union, the official watchdog of Catholic interests.

The book, which will be published by Geoffrey Chapman later this year, has the provisional title "Your Death Warrant The implications of Euthanasia." The Archbishop of Canterbury had been approached to write a foreword to the book but has declined. Cardinal Heenan may be approached to write it instead.

'NOTHING IN FAVOUR' The group was chaired by Dr. Jonathan Gould. a Harley Street consultant psychiatrist, and its secretary was Lord Craigmyle who is secretary of the Catholic Union.

• Dr. J. G. Frost, secretary of the Guild of SS. Luke, Cosmos and Damian, said: ''We collected a mass of information and looked at euthanasia from the humane and ethical points of view and were unable to find anything in its favour."

"It was, incidentally, prepared without the help of any theologians. One was invited but failed to appear, SQ we decided to carry on without him."

Dr. Frost paid particular tribute to the work done in correlation and preparation by Lord Craigmyle.




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