Assisted Suicide

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Senior man holding hand of his ill wife.

Ending isolation key to fighting assisted suicide, Catholic health group founder says

Apr 24, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

The founder of a Catholic health-share group has said that battling loneliness is crucial to opposing the growing acceptance of... Read more

New Jersey governor Phil Murphy at the 2018 Ripple Of Hope Awards.

Catholic governor signs assisted suicide law 'after careful prayer'

Apr 15, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

Gov. Phil Murphy signed the Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act into law on April 15, as... Read more

New Jersey state capitol building in Trenton.

New Jersey legislature passes bill legalizing assisted suicide

Mar 26, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

New Jersey is set to become the latest state to legalize assisted suicide, as both chambers of the state legislature... Read more

Disability rights activists protest assisted suicide bills as dangerous, discriminatory

Mar 23, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

As multiple states consider assisted suicide legislation, disability activists are speaking out, saying the bills are slippery slopes that put... Read more

Assisted suicide threatens the entire medical profession, Maryland doctor warns

Feb 19, 2019

Assisted suicide contradicts the foundations of medical ethics, violates the basic standards of medical care, and threatens people who most... Read more

Catholics in Maryland protest assisted suicide bill

Feb 5, 2019

An assisted suicide bill has been introduced in the Maryland legislature, and opposed groups have criticized the bill for its... Read more

'Induced' deaths rise in Netherlands, sparking concerns from doctors, ethicists

Jan 22, 2019

Legalized euthanasia and assisted suicide have the longest history in the Netherlands: 17 years ago, the two practices became legal,... Read more

New Mexico bill could allow 'suicide tourism,' critics warn

Jan 8, 2019

Proposed legislation in New Mexico could legalize assisted suicide in the state, and may even allow for the prescription of... Read more

CA assisted suicide law remains in legal limbo

Nov 29, 2018

A California court of appeals overturned Tuesday a lower court’s ruling that had put the state’s assisted suicide law in... Read more

Virginia Catholics praise dismissal of assisted suicide by state legislature

Nov 15, 2018

Virginia Catholics are praising the decision of a joint commission of the state legislature to take no action on a... Read more

Neutrality on assisted suicide is the wrong prescription, Catholic doctors say

Oct 19, 2018

By Kevin J. Jones

The American Academy of Family Physicians has taken a neutral position on assisted suicide and will lobby the American Medical... Read more

Canadian bishops: Keep palliative care distinct from assisted suicide

Aug 11, 2018

In the age of legal assisted suicide and euthanasia, palliative care must remain as a distinct form of care that... Read more

Canadian man says he asked for home care, was offered assisted suicide

Aug 7, 2018

A Canadian man suffering from an incurable disease claims that despite asking for home care, the medical team at an... Read more

The March for Life in Washington, D.C., Jan. 27, 2017.

US bishops to honor three people with 'People of Life' award

Jul 28, 2018

More than 100 Catholics will attend the 2018 People of Life awards next week to honor three pro-life individuals for... Read more

Spanish Congress agrees to examine euthanasia bill

Jun 28, 2018

Spain’s lower house of parliament has agreed to consider a bill that would legalize euthanasia in the country.  Read more

As assisted suicide law is reinstated, critics say Californians 'deserve better'

Jun 19, 2018

A California judge has reinstated the state’s assisted suicide law, making it legal for terminally ill patients to end their... Read more

American Medical Association urged to keep stance against assisted suicide

Jun 13, 2018

By Kevin J. Jones

The American Medical Association voted this week to return to committee a report recommending continued opposition to physician assisted suicide... Read more

Portuguese Parliament votes against legalizing euthanasia

May 30, 2018

After heated debate, the Portuguese Parliament voted on Tuesday to reject multiple proposed laws that would legalize euthanasia in the... Read more

Stephanie Packer. Screenshot.

Judge rules California assisted suicide law was wrongfully rushed

May 16, 2018

California’s assisted suicide law was wrongly passed in a special legislative session, ruled a California judge this week.  Read more

Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth.

English bishop calls for 'new forms of witness' by the People of Life

Apr 16, 2018

Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth has encouraged Catholics, as the “people of life”, to be positive and confident in sharing... Read more