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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

What frightens disability groups about Colorado's 'death with dignity' bill

Feb 3, 2015

By Mary Farrow

In many ways, Kari Ann Lucas is living the American Dream. She runs a law practice, has four kids, and... Read more

Copyright European Union 2013. European Parliament (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0).

Human dignity at risk in Europe, advocates warn before Pope's speech

Nov 24, 2014

Ahead of Pope Francis’ Nov. 25 address to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, pro-life leaders are emphasizing the danger... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience May 28, 2014.

Pope Francis blasts abortion, euthanasia as 'sins against God'

Nov 15, 2014

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis told a group of Catholic doctors that “playing with life” in ways like abortion and euthanasia is sinful,... Read more

Judges of the European Court of Human Rights.

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

Oct 1, 2014

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

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wed. general audience on Sept. 3, 2014.

Pope Francis is a 'son of the Church' on pro-life issues

Sep 4, 2014

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis has drawn praise for his firm pro-life stance as well as his approach to the topic – which... Read more

Jeff Bridges from the film The Giver is interviewed by Raymond Arroyo.

'The Giver' praised for themes on free will, sanctity of life

Aug 19, 2014

The new dystopian movie “The Giver” has drawn praise for its deep thematic content on the value of human life,... Read more

Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewburgy preaches at St. Columba's in Chester, Feb. 15, 2014. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Shrewsbury.

Bishop Davies: Lourdes shrine a light amid war, death

Jul 28, 2014

This weekend, shortly before today's centenary of the beginning of World War I, an English bishop has said that the... Read more

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, one of the signatories of the July 16 statement.

Faith leaders join in condemnation of UK assisted dying bill

Jul 16, 2014

By Elise Harris

Various religious leaders have joined their voices to denounce a bill seeking to legalize assisted suicide for the terminally ill... Read more

"Elderly Lady" by Marea Howse (CC0 1.0).

Bishop calls for united prayer to stop UK euthanasia bill

Jul 15, 2014

Warning that a proposed euthanasia bill for parts of the U.K. would mark the “catastrophic collapse” of respect for life,... Read more

Belgium's House of Parliament.

Belgium's child euthanasia move lamented as 'unbelievable'

Feb 28, 2014

In the wake of Belgium's recent decision to legalize euthanasia for children, several members of the Vatican's Pontifical Academy for... Read more

Public doman photo,

Belgium becomes first country to legalize child euthanasia

Feb 14, 2014

By Elise Harris

In a law passed in Belgium’s parliament yesterday, the country has become the first to legalize the euthanasia of minors,... Read more

Four-year-old asks Belgian king to block euthanasia of children

Feb 5, 2014

As Belgium legislators move forward with a proposed law to allow euthanasia for children, a 4-year-old girl from Canada is... Read more

Belgium's House of Parliament.

Belgium considers legalizing euthanasia for minors

Dec 30, 2013

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


Legal group fights Swiss lawsuit promoting euthanasia

Dec 28, 2013

The U.S.-based legal group Alliance Defending Freedom has issued a legal brief supporting Swiss laws that bar assisted suicide for... Read more


Quebec euthanasia bill blasted for enshrining 'power to kill'

Jun 17, 2013

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