Assisted Suicide

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Austrian Catholic leader deplores court ruling on assisted suicide

An Austrian Catholic archbishop expressed dismay after the country’s top court ruled that assisted suicide should no longer be a... Read more

Spain’s Catholic bishops: Fast and pray against legalization of euthanasia

The Catholic bishops of Spain called Thursday for a day of fasting and prayer ahead of the expected approval of a... Read more

U.K. health secretary Matt Hancock.

UK health secretary: traveling abroad for assisted suicide permitted under lockdown

U.K. health secretary Matt Hancock said Thursday that people traveling abroad for assisted suicide would not be breaking strict new... Read more

Despite concerns raised, New Zealand voters back assisted suicide

A strong majority of New Zealand voters approved the legalization of assisted suicide and euthanasia for the terminally ill Oct.... Read more

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In grim accounting, Canadian report says assisted suicide saves health care money

A Canadian report has put a dollar figure on legal assisted suicide, claiming that legalization has saved millions of dollars... Read more

Euthanasia no sign of progress, Spain's Bioethics Committee says

The Bioethics Committee of Spain has unanimously rejected the underlying principles behind the euthanasia and assisted suicide bill that is... Read more

In Canada, new bill would expand euthanasia, assisted suicide, Catholics warn

A bill reintroduced by the Canadian government this month would expand access to euthanasia and assisted suicide in the country... Read more

Catholic bishops in Queensland aim to educate on sanctity of life

The bishops of the five dioceses in Australia's Queensland state have written a pastoral letter urging that euthanasia and assisted... Read more

Cardinal Willem Eijk attends a press conference in Rome Oct. 23, 2015.

‘Respect for life is eroded ever more’: Dutch Cardinal Eijk on euthanasia’s ‘slippery slope’

A Dutch cardinal has said that the Netherlands shows that once euthanasia is legalized safeguards are slowly but inevitably abandoned.  Read more

Spanish cardinal: Passage of euthanasia bill would be 'historic defeat' for society

The Archbishop of Valencia said Sunday that if Spain’s euthanasia and assisted suicide bill is passed, it would be a... Read more

Spanish bishops call for palliative care instead of euthanasia and assisted suicide

In response to an assisted suicide bill that could soon be passed in Spain, the Spanish bishops’ conference called Monday... Read more

Canadian appeal court to hear case of hospice refusing to offer euthanasia

The British Columbia Court of Appeal has agreed to hear a case of a hospice trying to preserve its historical... Read more

Controversial Dutch bill would allow assisted suicide for healthy people over 75

A proposal in the Netherlands to allow assisted suicide for healthy individuals over the age of 75 has drawn criticism... Read more

Catholic bishops of Uruguay oppose assisted suicide bill

The Catholic bishops of Uruguay have spoken out against a bill that would allow for assisted suicide, calling it “homicide... Read more

Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto at the Vatican, 2013.

Cardinal Collins blasts Canadian assisted dying laws

Canada is embracing “death on demand” in its healthcare laws, according to Cardinal Thomas Collins. The Archbishop of Toronto issued... Read more

Interior of the Senate Chamber in the Canadian Parliament.

Canadian bill to allow medical suicide even if death not 'reasonably foreseeable'

The bill will introduce “new and modified safeguards” for people eligible for euthanasia but who are not predicted to die in the immediate... Read more

Doctors, bishops oppose decriminalization of euthanasia in Portugal

Lawmakers in Portugal debated five pieces of legislation Thursday to decriminalize euthanasia and assisted suicide, and doctors in the country... Read more

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Experts warn Canadian medical suicide law is 'most permissive in the world'

A new report has warned against expanding access to euthanasia in Canada to those with mental illnesses.  Read more

Spain moves forward on euthanasia bill

After Spain’s socialist party tried and failed twice last year to legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide, the lower house of... Read more

New York state capitol, Albany.

NY doctors 'refuse to abandon patients' at rally against assisted suicide

A group of doctors and advocates against suicide gathered at the New York State Capitol on Tuesday, Feb. 4 to... Read more