Euthanasia

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Pro-life Colombian lawmakers oppose euthanasia for children

Nov 30, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Pro-Life Caucus of Colombia’s Congress expressed its opposition to a bill that would extend euthanasia to children 6 and... Read more

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A ‘citizens convention’ will decide whether France legalizes assisted suicide

Oct 27, 2022

By Edie Heipel

A panel of 150 randomly selected French citizens will take part in a six-month debate over whether to allow legal... Read more

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Cardinal deplores passage of euthanasia bill by Uruguayan House of Representatives

Oct 7, 2022

By Diego Lopez Marina

The bill seeks to “regulate and guarantee the right of persons to go through the process of dying with dignity... Read more

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Belgium violated right to life in euthanasia case, European Court of Human Rights rules

Oct 4, 2022

By AC Wimmer

The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday ruled that Belgium failed to conduct a proper investigation into the circumstances... Read more

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Europe’s top human rights court to rule on landmark euthanasia case

Oct 3, 2022

By AC Wimmer

The European Court of Human Rights is set to rule in a landmark case on Tuesday on whether Belgium wrongly... Read more

Discussing on the flight from Kazakhstan to Italy on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022, the moral degradation of the West, particularly in relation to the advance of legal euthanasia, Pope Francis said the region has taken the wrong path, and that killing should be left “to the animals.”

Pope Francis: ‘The West has taken the wrong paths’

Sep 15, 2022

By CNA Staff

On the flight from Kazakhstan to Italy on Thursday, Pope Francis discussed the moral degradation of the West, particularly in... Read more

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Scotland should be ‘caring for people, not killing them,’ Catholic Church urges

Sep 14, 2022

By Madeleine Teahan

The Catholic Church in Scotland has spoken out about the dangers of current proposals to legalize assisted suicide for terminally-ill... Read more

Therese Coffey

New UK Health chief, a practicing Catholic, under fire for pro-life views

Sep 7, 2022

By Madeleine Teahan

A Catholic Member of Parliament who was appointed yesterday to the role of Health Secretary in the UK has come... Read more

President Gabriel Bóric of Chile votes in a Sept. 4, 2022, election for proposed changes to the country’s constitution.

‘Democracy has won,’ bishop says after broad voter rejection of new Chilean constitution

Sep 6, 2022

By CNA Staff

Bishop Isauro Covili Linfati of Iquique, Chile, made his remarks after a majority of voters rejected the proposal, which sought... Read more

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Catholic Church in Argentina opposes legalization of euthanasia

Aug 22, 2022

By CNA Staff

There are currently four bills being considered in Argentina’s Congress to legalize euthanasia. Read more

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Peruvian archbishop: No right to euthanasia; ‘it’s a crime’

Jul 18, 2022

By CNA Staff

Archbishop José Antonio Eguren responded to the July 14 decision of Peru’s Supreme Court to permit euthanasia for a woman... Read more

Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragán

Mexican Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragán has died at the age of 89

Apr 20, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The Mexican cardinal is remembered as a strong voice of opposition to abortion and euthanasia. Read more

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Study challenges claim that legalizing euthanasia and assisted suicide could ‘save lives’

Feb 17, 2022

By CNA Staff

The peer-reviewed paper analyzed suicide rates in Europe. Read more

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Vatican speaker says palliative care is a ‘revolutionary endeavor’

Feb 16, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Euthanasia and assisted suicide are spreading across Europe. Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Feb. 9, 2022.

Pope Francis: The dying need palliative care, not euthanasia or assisted suicide

Feb 9, 2022

By CNA Staff

He said that the ethical principle ‘applies to everyone, not just Christians or believers.’ Read more

Lady Justice atop the Old Bailey in London.

English prosecutors consider guidelines advising against charges for those who assist in 'mercy killings'

Jan 14, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The Crown Prosecution Service, which brings criminal charges in England and Wales, is considering a proposal to examine “mercy killings”... Read more

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Two non-terminally ill Colombians euthanized

Jan 10, 2022

By ACI Prensa

Within the span of 24 hours this weekend, two Colombians became the first people without a terminal illness to be... Read more

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Euthanization of non-terminally ill Colombian woman canceled

Oct 11, 2021

By Diego Lopez Marina

The euthanization of a Martha Liria Sepúlveda Campo, a 51-year-old woman with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, was cancelled, the Colombian Pain... Read more

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Colombian bishop implores ill woman to not be euthanized

Oct 7, 2021

By Walter Sanchez Silva

The head of the Colombian bishops’ Commission for the Promotion and Defense of Life on Wednesday addressed a video message... Read more

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Queensland parliament legalizes euthanasia, assisted suicide

Sep 29, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

The Australian state of Queensland has voted to become the fifth state in the country to legalize assisted suicide and... Read more