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Judge Neil Gorsuch listens during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, March 20, 2017.

Gorsuch made an important distinction when asked about assisted suicide

Mar 22, 2017

By Matt Hadro

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch made a crucial ethical distinction in his response to questions about doctor-prescribed suicide during his... Read more

How assisted suicide discriminates against the poor and disabled

Feb 28, 2017

By Matt Hadro

While physician-assisted suicide is promoted as empowering terminally-ill patients, it could result in the poor being coerced to take their... Read more

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The clock is ticking on repeal of DC assisted suicide bill

Feb 15, 2017

By Matt Hadro

A repeal of Washington, D.C.'s physician-assisted suicide law moved through the U.S. House on Monday, but is in a race... Read more

An Oregon bill could allow mentally ill patients to be starved

Feb 13, 2017

An Oregon bill on advanced medical directive rules could allow patients who suffer from dementia or mental illness to be... Read more

Supreme Court nominee authored a book on assisted suicide

Feb 3, 2017

By Matt Hadro

President Donald Trump’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court wrote a book on “the future of assisted suicide” in 2006... Read more

This 81-year-old woman got a 'Don’t Euthanize Me' tattoo

Dec 31, 2016

An 81-year-old walking into a tattoo shop may sound like the start of a joke, but to Christine Nagel, her... Read more

South Africa says assisted suicide will remain illegal

Dec 9, 2016

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

Dec 8, 2016

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

Nov 27, 2016

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

Nov 23, 2016

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

Nov 8, 2016

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

Nov 2, 2016

By Matt Hadro

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

Nov 2, 2016

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'

Oct 15, 2016

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

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

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

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