Pretoria, 22 August, 2021 / 7:00 pm (ACI Africa).
The African branch of the International Catholic activist organization, CitizenGo Africa, has initiated an online campaign to stop ongoing discussions about legalizing euthanasia in South Africa.
In their Tuesday, August 17 petition addressed to the Speaker of the National Assembly in South Africa, officials of CitizenGo Africa express worry about the debate, saying legalizing euthanasia is likely to become a breeding ground for activists who have no regard for the sanctity of human life and the family.
In the online petition that seeks 2,000 signatures to support the campaign against mercy killing, CitizenGo Africa officials demand that “you (speaker) stop immediately the discussion around the legalization of suicide in South Africa.”
“Assisted Suicide takes the right to life of a human being whose life should end at natural death,” they say.
In February, a medical doctor and her patient, both terminally ill, applied to the Johannesburg High Court to have assisted suicide legalized in the country.