May 2, 2016

On behalf of the Calgary Catholic Medical Association and St. Luke's Catholic Physicians' Guild of Edmonton, we would like to extend this letter in support of the Catholic Bishops of Alberta and their strong stand against euthanasia and assisted suicide.

Catholic physicians affirm with them that killing is not part of medicine.

In this new landscape legalizing the killing of vulnerable patients, Catholic and other like-minded physicians will remain committed to protecting patients and providing the best end of life care for everyone they encounter.

Catholic physicians in Alberta stand faithfully beside their bishops in opposing euthanasia, and will not participate or facilitate it in any way.

Dr. Mary-Ellen Haggerty
President, St. Luke's Catholic Physicians' Guild
Dr. Martin Owen
President, Calgary Catholic Medical Association