Dutch Churches Fight Euthanasia Law
Churches and other religious groups are cooperating in a last-ditch attempt to stop the Netherlands from becoming the first country in the world to legalize euthanasia. Officials representing more than 50 religious and social organizations have signed a petition calling for a government bill on mercy killing to be rejected by the Senate.
The petition was presented March 13 to parliamentary officials in the Dutch capital, The Hague. Signatories include Muslim and Jewish religious leaders as well as Christians. To underline the wide diversity of the signatories, the petition's principal statement is accompanied by separate declarations in which various organizations explain …
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Publication information: Article title: Dutch Churches Fight Euthanasia Law. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: The Christian Century. Volume: 118. Issue: 12 Publication date: April 11, 2001. Page number: 12. © 2009 The Christian Century Foundation. COPYRIGHT 2001 Gale Group.
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