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Representatives of the Abrahamic religions sign a declaration on end-of-life issues at the Vatican Oct. 28, 2019.

Catholic, Jewish, and Muslim leaders sign declaration against euthanasia, physician-assisted suicide

Oct 28, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Leaders of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam presented a signed declaration to Pope Francis Monday expressing their total opposition to euthanasia... Read more

UK court clears 80-year-old accused of ‘mercy killing’ her husband 

Sep 19, 2019

Family members of an 80-year-old woman in England are advocating for legalized assisted suicide after the woman was found not... Read more

Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth.

UK bishop says rejection of assisted suicide in Guernsey is an answer to prayer

May 18, 2018

After debate this week, the Guernsey legislature has moved to reject a proposed legalization of physician assisted suicide on the... Read more

New York assisted suicide bill draws fire from disability rights group

Apr 24, 2018

Disability rights activists are speaking out in opposition to a proposal in New York that would legalize physician assisted suicide.  Read more

In Ontario, legal assisted suicide could kill conscientious objection

Aug 18, 2017

By Kevin J. Jones

Conscience protections for Catholic hospitals and other organizations could soon come under fire in the Canadian province of Ontario, with... Read more

Don't shift on assisted suicide, Catholics urge US medical group

Nov 5, 2016

For years, the American Medical Association has held a strong stance against measures promoting physician-assisted suicide. But that could change.  Read more

Canada is already looking at expanding assisted suicide

Jun 20, 2016

Canada’s controversial assisted suicide measure had barely passed Parliament when national leaders discussed the possibility of expanding it to allow... Read more


Here's what could delay Canada's controversial assisted suicide bill

Jun 4, 2016

Days before Canada’s assisted suicide bill was originally supposed to take effect, lawmakers’ stark disagreements on religious freedom protections and... Read more

Canada's 'commit life' campaign fights suicide with message of hope

Mar 23, 2016

By Kevin J. Jones

A new campaign in Canada aims to reach those who are vulnerable to self-harm or suicide by telling the stories... Read more

A deadly mistake – Disability rights groups oppose Colo. assisted suicide bill

Feb 5, 2016

By Kevin J. Jones

Disability advocates and medical professionals came out in opposition to a proposal in the Colorado legislature that would legalize assisted... Read more


Solidarity is the solution to assisted suicide, California bishops say

Jan 7, 2016

California’s Catholic bishops rallied opponents of the state’s assisted suicide law on Tuesday to continue their efforts to correct lawmakers’... Read more


Killing people is not compassion – religious leaders unite against assisted suicide

Nov 3, 2015

As Canada moves toward legalizing assisted suicide, Catholic bishops and a large Protestant coalition – along with Jewish and Muslim... Read more

Despite objections, Calif. governor signs assisted-suicide bill

Oct 5, 2015

After months of debate and strong opposition, California governor Jerry Brown on Monday signed into a law a bill enabling... Read more

Killing sick people is not compassionate, New Mexico bishops affirm

Aug 17, 2015

It is in Christ that true compassion for the dying is found – not in assisted suicide, said the Catholic... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles at the North American College, May 2, 2015.

Think the human person is nothing special? Think again, says archbishop

Aug 5, 2015

Too many social trends treat the human person as nothing sacred, but Catholic pro-life efforts are part of an effort... Read more

Why a doctor who treats Iraq War veterans is opposed to DC's assisted suicide bill

Jul 13, 2015

By Matt Hadro

Medical professionals, attorneys and disabilities rights advocates have united in opposition to a proposal that would legalize assisted suicide in... Read more

California State Capitol.

California legislature withdraws physician-assisted suicide bill

Jul 9, 2015

The California state legislature has abandoned efforts to pass a measure that would legalize physician-assisted suicide – for now.  Read more

Don't kill the disabled – Maryland lawmakers warned against assisted suicide bill

Mar 11, 2015

By Matt Hadro

A physician-assisted suicide bill in Maryland preys on those who are vulnerable or disabled, and promotes suicide as an acceptable... Read more

Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewburgy preaches at St. Columba's in Chester, Feb. 15, 2014. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Shrewsbury.

Bishop Davies: Lourdes shrine a light amid war, death

Jul 28, 2014

This weekend, shortly before today's centenary of the beginning of World War I, an English bishop has said that the... Read more


Legal group fights Swiss lawsuit promoting euthanasia

Dec 28, 2013

The U.S.-based legal group Alliance Defending Freedom has issued a legal brief supporting Swiss laws that bar assisted suicide for... Read more