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American Medical Association retains opposition to assisted suicide

Nov 14, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

The Catholic Medical Association praised the AMA for maintaining its stance on physician-assisted suicide. Read more


Canada’s assisted suicide guidance for docs: ‘virtual’ assessments, and don’t tell patient’s family 

Apr 14, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

The Canadian government released new guidance for doctors that critics say will do more harm than good. Read more

Dr. Saad Jazrawi, president of the Portland Catholic Physicians Guild, holds daughter Samar, age 7 months, during a dinner following the annual White Mass for Catholic health care workers in 2019. “If I combine my faith and my work, I’m a better Catholic and a better physician,” said Jazrawi.

Local Catholic association supports physicians in their vocation

Founded in the 1950s, the Portland Catholic Physicians Guild ‘allows men and women of faith to share with courage and... Read more

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Raft of assisted suicide laws introduced in states

Feb 9, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Not two months into 2021, seven states are considering bills that would legalize assisted suicide, and two other states are looking... Read more

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Physician assisted suicides double in Canada

Jul 30, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

The number of Canadians killed by physician-assisted suicide nearly doubled between 2017 and 2019, according to a report released by... Read more

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Catholic groups warn of assisted dying risks in House palliative care bill

Oct 29, 2019

By Matt Hadro

The House of Representatives passed a bill late Monday to support palliative care—but Catholic groups are concerned that a key... Read more

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More than 1% of deaths in Canada caused by euthanasia

Apr 29, 2019

The Fourth Interim Report on Medical Assistance in Dying in Canada, released this month by Health Canada, showed that from... Read more

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Assisted suicide bill advances in New Jersey

Feb 11, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

New Jersey may become the next state to approve of physician-assisted suicide after the president of the state’s Senate replaced... Read more