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

Dec 11, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

Nov 6, 2020

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

Oct 30, 2020

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

Oct 21, 2020

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

Oct 13, 2020

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

Oct 8, 2020

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

Oct 6, 2020

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’

Sep 24, 2020

By Luke Coppen

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

Sep 17, 2020

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

Sep 15, 2020

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

Aug 28, 2020

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

Jul 28, 2020

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

Jun 26, 2020

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

Mar 2, 2020

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'

Feb 25, 2020

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

Feb 20, 2020

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'

Feb 14, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

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

Feb 12, 2020

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

Feb 5, 2020

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

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a press conference after a meeting with the German Chancellor in the Federal Chanclery in Berlin. February 2017.

Canadian archbishop warns Trudeau over new 'assisted dying' laws

Feb 3, 2020

The president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has written to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau decrying the effort to... Read more