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Bill proposing to legalize assisted suicide in Scotland draws criticism

The content of the bill is expected to be discussed later this year. Read more

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Spanish youth launch prayer campaign ahead of euthanasia law taking effect

A group of young Catholics have launched "1 Week for Life", a campaign of prayer and fasting for the end... Read more

Deaths by euthanasia soared last year in Canada

The number of Canadians who ended their lives by euthanasia and assisted suicide increased by 17% in 2020, the country’s... Read more

Austria’s Catholic bishops: Provide ‘assistance to live,’ not assistance to suicide

The bishops spoke out after the country’s top court ruled that assisted suicide should no longer be a criminal offense. Read more

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Legal assisted suicide bill would mean killing, not caring, UK bishop warns

A true culture of caring protects the sick, the vulnerable, and the elderly, said one English Catholic bishop in response... Read more

As UK lawmakers revisit assisted suicide, palliative care prof says ‘aid in dying’ advocacy misleads

A peer in the House of Lords has put forward a proposal to revisit the legalization of assisted suicide in... Read more

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Canadian bishops condemn new assisted suicide law

Canada’s Catholic bishops have condemned the country’s new assisted suicide law, and are asking for people to pray and to... Read more

New Mexico legalizes assisted suicide

New Mexico’s governor on Thursday signed a bill legalizing assisted suicide in the state. Read more

Canada’s assisted suicide law could especially harm indigenous peoples, group warns

A Canadian suicide prevention group is raising alarms that the country’s new assisted suicide law could especially harm indigenous peoples. Read more

New Mexico Senate passes assisted suicide bill

The New Mexico state Senate has passed a bill to decriminalize assisted suicide, which the state’s Catholic bishops had strongly... Read more

Bill expanding access to euthanasia, assisted suicide advances in Canada

Canada’s vulnerable populations are at risk due to Bill C-7’s expansion of euthanasia and assisted suicide to those with disabling,... Read more

Ireland’s Catholic bishops: Assisted suicide bill ‘fundamentally flawed’

Ireland’s Catholic bishops have said that a bill seeking to legalize assisted suicide is “fundamentally flawed.” Read more

Report: Patients being offered assisted suicide in apparent policy violation

An investigation by a Vancouver, Canada Catholic newspaper has uncovered evidence that at least one of the region’s publicly funded... Read more

Portuguese president requests constitutional review of proposed euthanasia law

Portugal’s president on Thursday requested a constitutional review of a recently-passed bill to legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide in the... Read more

Archbishop Franz Lackner of Salzburg, Austria. Credit: Archdiocese of Salzburg.

Catholic archbishop: Austrian court ruling on assisted suicide ‘just the beginning’

An Austrian archbishop warned Catholics on Wednesday that a top court’s ruling on assisted suicide is “just the beginning.”  Read more

Irish bishops decry bill to legalize euthanasia

Catholic leaders and human rights advocates have expressed concern over a bill that would legalize physician-assisted suicide in Ireland.  Read more

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Disability cannot be grounds for voluntary euthanasia, UN officials say

A disability rights organization praised United Nations human rights experts for condemning voluntary euthanasia on the basis of disability.  Read more

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As assisted suicide continues to rise in Ontario, pro-lifers call for government action

As cases of assisted suicide continue to increase annually in Ontario, pro-life advocates have called on the government to implement... Read more

British Columbia hospice to be evicted over euthanasia opposition 

A hospice in Delta, British Columbia is laying off all staff next month as they will be evicted from their... Read more

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Spanish parliament advances legal euthanasia, despite Catholic opposition

Spain’s parliament has advanced a euthanasia and assisted suicide bill that Catholic leaders had decried as “a defeat for all”... Read more