Anglicans hit for backing baby euthanasia

The Australian 14 Nov 06
LONDON: The Church of England’s support for euthanasia of severely disabled babies has drawn sharp criticism from the Catholic Church and evangelical Anglicans, who warned yesterday that the position was morally dangerous. The Bishop of Southwark, Tom Butler, said this week in a submission to an independent inquiry that there may be circumstances when it is morally acceptable to perform a “possibly lethal act”.
Going further than any mainstream church leader has before, the bishop said the economic cost of long-term healthcare and education must be considered when deciding whether a child’s life should be saved. But the evangelical wing of the Anglican church warned yesterday that the bishop’s views were a move towards euthanasia.
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