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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

Cardinal Seán O'Malley speaks about the U.S. election results on Nov. 12, 2012 as Archbishop William Lori looks on.

Church cannot live with contraception mandate, bishops say

Nov 12, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

In the aftermath of the Nov. 6 elections, the U.S. bishops stressed that they will push ahead with defending religious... Read more

Cardinal Seán Patrick O'Malley, O.F.M. Cap. of Boston. File Photo-CNA.

Boston cardinal lauds rejection of assisted suicide initiative

Nov 7, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Cardinal Seán O'Malley of Boston applauded the defeat of a Massachusetts ballot measure to legalize physician-assisted suicide, calling for more... Read more

Archbishop J. Michael Miller.

Vancouver archbishop decries 'dangerous' assisted suicide ruling

Jun 19, 2012

Archbishop J. Michael Miller of Vancouver has “strongly” urged the government of British Columbia to appeal a provincial Supreme Court... Read more