The Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Social Affairs, as well as the Supreme court and the Conference of Catholic bishops of the country opposed it.
The Czech government rejected by a majority of votes the proposal of several members of Parliament to legalize euthanasia in the country. This was reported by the press service of the country's highest Executive authority on Monday, July 27.
"The government reacted negatively to this proposal (to legalize euthanasia). It was opposed by the Interior Ministry, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Social Affairs, as well as the Supreme court and the Conference of Catholic bishops of the Czech Republic. Only the Ministry of Justice has taken a neutral position on this issue, " the press release reads.
Further, the question of whether the terminally ill should be allowed to freely decide whether to leave their lives will be considered in Parliament.
Today, Czech law treats euthanasia as murder.
A number of European countries, as well as Australia, supported the law on euthanasia.
At the same time, in the Vatican, representatives of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam signed a joint Declaration on the end of life, according to which "euthanasia and suicide with medical assistance are erroneous from the point of view of morality and religion."