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

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

Feb 19, 2021

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

Feb 13, 2021

By CNA Staff

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

Jan 27, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

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

Jan 22, 2021

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 

Jan 15, 2021

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

Dec 18, 2020

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

Austrian Catholic leader deplores court ruling on assisted suicide

Dec 14, 2020

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

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

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‘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