November 4, 2013

OTTAWA – As Quebec's euthanasia Bill 52 faces its first vote, the Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF) and the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (EPC) put out urgent calls to oppose the bill.

"The hour is extremely serious," said COLF executive director Michele Boulva in a statement released Oct. 28. "This is a question of life and death. As disciples of Jesus Christ, we cannot remain indifferent."

"We must reach out to our family, parish, social and professional networks to discuss these pressing issues and share our Catholic perspective," she said.

"Today, the Lord is counting on each one of us, as full-fledged citizens, to defend life by intervening actively in the social debate on euthanasia and assisted suicide."

EPC executive director Alex Schadenberg sent out an Oct. 28 email to supporters, calling Bill 52 "a very dangerous euthanasia bill."

If the bill passes an Oct. 29 vote, it would go on to committee for further study.