Assisted Suicide

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For Archbishop Gomez, assisted suicide bill is empty compassion

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

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

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?

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

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?

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

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

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

Judges of the European Court of Human Rights.

Pro-euthanasia ruling axed due to plaintiff's secret suicide

A woman’s lawsuit aiming to change European law on assisted suicide has been thrown out after revelations that she had... Read more

National Assembly of Quebec.

Life is not ours to end, Canadians say against suicide bill

The Quebec National Assembly on Thursday passed legislation creating a right to assisted suicide in some circumstances, drawing criticism from... Read more

Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury preaches in Shrewsbury Cathedral March 9, 2014. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Shrewsbury.

English bishop: assisted suicide bill threatens vulnerable

Catholic Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury, England, has warned that a British proposal to legalize assisted suicide would change “long-established... Read more

Church in New Mexico criticizes assisted suicide ruling

A New Mexico judge was wrong to rule that there is a “right” to doctor-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients,... Read more

Belgium's House of Parliament.

Belgium considers legalizing euthanasia for minors

Despite religious opposition, the Belgian Senate voted Dec. 13 in favor of a bill which would expand legal euthanasia to... Read more

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Quebec euthanasia bill blasted for enshrining 'power to kill'

A Quebec bill to allow lethal drug prescriptions for patients in pain would give doctors “the power to kill” and... Read more

Assisted suicide corrupts medicine, Vermont diocese warns

The Vermont legislature passed a bill allowing physicians to approve lethal drugs for terminally ill patients to kill themselves, a... Read more

Ethicist lauds Ireland's ruling against assisted suicide

The finding of the Irish Supreme Court that citizens have no right to assisted suicide is being welcomed by an... Read more