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Colo. assisted suicide ballot measure criticized for preying upon fear

Oct 11, 2016

By Kevin J. Jones

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

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

Oct 11, 2016

By Matt Hadro

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

Oct 3, 2016

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

Oct 1, 2016

By Mary Farrow

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

Jul 14, 2016

By Mary Farrow

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'

Jun 10, 2016

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

Jun 7, 2016

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

Jun 3, 2016

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

May 15, 2016

By Mary Farrow

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

Mar 7, 2016

By Hillary Mast

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

Feb 27, 2016

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

Jan 20, 2016

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

For Archbishop Gomez, assisted suicide bill is empty compassion

Jun 15, 2015

People suffering from terminal illness deserve true compassion and care – not violence, Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles... Read more

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Australian bishops: the suffering need compassion, not suicide by drugs

Apr 16, 2015

Euthanasia isn’t what the suffering and dying really need, said Australia’s Catholic bishops.  Read more

Euthanasia supporters in Chile accused of exploiting sick teen

Mar 7, 2015

Proponents of a euthanasia bill in Chile are exploiting a sick young girl for political purposes, the girl’s father has... Read more

A heated debate: Is killing an acceptable end to human suffering?

Feb 5, 2015

Two worlds collided when scholars with opposite viewpoints met in Boulder, Colorado to debate the legalization of physician-assisted suicide.  Read more

Colorado's 'death with dignity' bill is a lie, bishop warns

Feb 2, 2015

While the notion of 'death with dignity' may seem appealing on the surface, the push to legalize assisted suicide in... Read more

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Brittany Maynard's suicide: A free choice or an expectation?

Nov 7, 2014

By Mary Farrow

By now, the world recognizes Brittany Maynard as the media darling of right-to-die advocacy.  Read more

Brittany Maynard screen capture.

Assisted suicide only serves to abandon, Vatican says of Maynard's death

Nov 5, 2014

In comments about Brittany Maynard, the terminally ill cancer patient who took her own life, one Vatican official clarified that... Read more

 Brittany Maynard screen capture.

What now? Grief over Brittany's suicide prompts Christian response

Nov 3, 2014

By Mary Farrow

After typing a final Facebook message, Brittany Maynard ended her own life at home in Oregon surrounded by family.  Read more