Assisted Suicide

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South Africa says assisted suicide will remain illegal

While countries around the world such as Canada, Germany and Japan have passed legislation to legalize physician assisted suicide, one... Read more

Doctors warn Australian state against legalizing euthanasia

The government of the Australian state of Victoria is looking to legalize euthanasia in 2017, but physicians have warned of... Read more

Assisted Suicide the Musical. Courtesy of Unity Theatre Liverpool.

In new musical, disability rights activist tackles assisted suicide

Physician-assisted suicide has been a subject of controversy for several years, but Liz Carr is taking the issue somewhere it... Read more

Cardinal Timothy Dolan. Archdiocese of Boston via Flickr CC BY ND 2.0.

Cardinal Dolan calls for new energy in fight against assisted suicide

As the push for physician-assisted suicide continues throughout the country, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York is asking the faithful... Read more

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In Canada, assisted suicide could also kill Catholic healthcare

Only months after the Canadian Parliament approved legal assisted suicide, Catholic hospitals, palliative care centers and individual doctors have been... Read more

Assisted suicide approved by Washington DC city council

Representatives of the nation’s capital voted Tuesday to approve physician-assisted suicide, despite strong opposition from religious, legal and medical leaders.  Read more

Archbishop Gomez: Christian doctors face increasing threats

Faithful Catholics need to be aware of the ever-increasing serious threats to Christians living their faith in the field of... Read more

Dutch want right-to-die for people who feel 'their life is complete'

The Dutch government is set to legalize euthanasia for people who don’t want to live anymore but are not necessarily... Read more

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Colo. assisted suicide ballot measure criticized for preying upon fear

A Colorado ballot proposal to legalize assisted suicide relies too much on fear and anxiety and ignores the ways better... Read more

Little Sisters of the Poor. Courtesy of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty.

These nuns provide 'death with dignity' - but it's not assisted suicide

As states around the country consider legalizing physician-assisted suicide, “death with dignity” looks markedly different for patients under the care... Read more

Vermont law blasted for pushing doctors to discuss 'benefits' of suicide

A medical ethics group and a Christian doctors’ group have challenged Vermont regulators who say that doctors must tell patients... Read more

For this disability advocate, Colo. assisted suicide measure still not safe

Voters in Colorado will decide whether to legalize assisted suicide in their state in November, after a campaign gathered enough... Read more

Doctor Death? A sinister one-stop-shop opens in California

You can’t put a price on most things in life. But you can, apparently, put a price on death -... Read more

Pope Francis prepares to greet Queen Elizabeth II at the Vatican April 3, 2014.

Pope Francis: Let’s be clear – assisted suicide is 'false compassion'

Physician-assisted suicide is part of a “throwaway culture” that offers a “false compassion” and treats a human person as a... Read more

A participant at the LA Mass kicking off a novena for the elderly and terminally ill. Archdiocese of Los Angeles/Dima Otvertchenko.

LA archdiocese prays novena as assisted suicide law looms

California’s assisted suicide bill will go into effect on June 9, and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles is fighting back... Read more

How to put lipstick on assisted suicide

By now, everyone's probably seen the ads on YouTube touting the “romantic comedy of the year.” A young, shapely woman... Read more

A young woman chose to be euthanized, and the reason why is awful

A Dutch woman in her 20s was euthanized after her mental health condition was declared “insufferable” by a team of... Read more

Push to legalize assisted suicide in Maryland is over – for now

The latest push to legalize assisted suicide for the terminally ill has failed in Maryland, but opponents are well aware... Read more

You can't get last rites if you plan to kill yourself, says Canadian archbishop

Legal assisted suicide will soon arrive in Canada, prompting a Catholic archbishop to reflect on what the last rites mean... Read more

It's back - Colorado faces another push for assisted suicide

One year after a similar effort was defeated, the Colorado legislature will revisit proposals to legalize assisted suicide, with opponents... Read more