Assisted Suicide

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Queensland parliament legalizes euthanasia, assisted suicide

Sep 29, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

The Australian state of Queensland has voted to become the fifth state in the country to legalize assisted suicide and... Read more

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British doctors’ union drops opposition to assisted suicide

Sep 14, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The British Medical Association, the trade union for doctors in the United Kingdom, is no longer officially opposed to the... Read more

Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams (left) at the 2012 London Paralympic Games

Former Archbishop of Canterbury opposes proposed UK assisted suicide law

Sep 13, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

A prominent Anglican archbishop has added his voice to those of several Catholic bishops in England and Wales opposing the... Read more

Bishop Patrick McKinney of Nottingham, England.

English Catholic bishop: Assisted suicide bill sends message ‘some lives are not worth fighting for’

Sep 3, 2021

By CNA Staff

The bill is the latest in a long line of attempts to legalize assisted suicide in the U.K. Read more

Cherish Life Queensland Rally for Life, October 2018

Australian pro-lifers to march against proposed assisted suicide law

Aug 30, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

Pro-life advocates in Queensland, Australia will hold a public March for Life ahead of parliamentary debate on a proposed assisted... Read more

Fr. David Palmer, a priest of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham serving in the Diocese of Nottingham, England.

UK university refuses to recognize Catholic priest as chaplain over social media posts

Aug 27, 2021

By CNA Staff

The university highlighted the priest’s posts on assisted suicide and abortion. Read more

Bill proposing to legalize assisted suicide in Scotland draws criticism

Jun 23, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

Jun 16, 2021

By Blanca Ruiz

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

Jun 9, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

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

Jun 2, 2021

By CNA Staff

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

Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury

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

May 24, 2021

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

May 21, 2021

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

Canadian Parliament

Canadian bishops condemn new assisted suicide law

Apr 9, 2021

By CNA Staff

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

Apr 9, 2021

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

Mar 25, 2021

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

Mar 17, 2021

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

Mar 12, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

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’

Mar 11, 2021

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

Feb 28, 2021

By CNA Staff

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

Feb 19, 2021

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