An Irish assisted suicide bill which would legalise euthansasia in Ireland is to be re-introduced after a previous attempt to change the law failed.
The previous bill was tabled in 2015 and sought to, “make provision for assistance in achieving a dignified and peaceful end of life to qualifying persons and related matters”. It is expected the same or very similar bill will be brought forward again as the clamour for assisted suicide continues.
Historic Protection of Life
Ireland has a history of protecting life, but attitudes have been shifting, particularly amongst younger people who have more liberal social attitudes than their elders. It amrks a decline in Isirsh society where many once had adtrong cvatholic faith, but who now have either a nominal cultural link to the Roman Catholic church, or profess no faith at all.
Irish Assisted Suicide would be new blow to pro life cause
The country only recently legalised abortion with students and young expats proudly ‘flying home to vote’ for abortion to be permitted. The result was a bitter blow to Irish pro life campaigners and now it seems there is another front in the war on life being fought over euthanasia.
Campaigners may claim that assisted suicide provides for a ‘dignified’ death, but the most dignified death is allowing nature to take its course. To permit assisted suicide is to play God for only he holds the keys to life and death.
Lets pray that this bill will fail and the people of Ireland will be protected from the slippery slope of legalising assisted suicide. With polls suggesting a slim majority in favour of changing the law, lots of work is needed to convince people of the need to protect life.