The following resolution was passed by the Executive Committee of the Catholic Young Men's Society of Great Britain at its meeting held in Liverpool, in reference to the Euthanasia Bill which is to be presented next month in the House of Lords.
"In the name of all who believe in God, we protest against the Bill. now before the House of Lords, for the legalising of what is called Euthanasia."
1. The Bill imposes an intolerable responsibility on the members of the medical profession, on whom it will fall to decide what certain cases are incurable.
2. It is grossly unfair to accept the consent of a patient whose judgment must be impaired by severe pain.
3. It is in direct opposition to the gratefully accepted mission of doctors, whose duty is to save life, not to destroy.
Above all, Euthanasia is a violation of the moral law and an offensive interference with the inviolable rights of God, which no amount of sympathy with human suffering can over-ride.
" Despite its high sounding name, Euthanasia is legalised murder and all who value the sacredness of human life must oppose it with all their strength."