Euthanasia

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Pope Francis at the Wednesday general audience on Dec. 28, 2022.

Pope Francis laments new euthanasia law in Portugal on feast of Our Lady of Fatima

May 13, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

“I am very sad, because in the country where Our Lady appeared, a law to kill has been enacted,” Pope... Read more

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Assisted suicide in the United States: Where is it legal?

Apr 29, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

While euthanasia is still illegal in the U.S., 10 states now allow assisted suicide, and at least a dozen are... Read more

Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, grand chancellor of the Pontifical Institute John Paul II, speaks at a press conference.

Pontifical Academy for Life president calls medically assisted suicide ‘feasible’

Apr 23, 2023

By Shannon Mullen, Hannah Brockhaus

Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia’s remarks on legalizing assisted suicide contradict the clear teachings of the Catholic Church. Read more

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Thousands of signatures presented to Mexican Congress urging defeat of euthanasia bill

Apr 22, 2023

By Ana Paula Morales

In an April 19 statement, the Actívate platform said that “euthanasia is a form of assisted death that has no... Read more

Alex Schadenberg of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition speaks with listeners at a March 2023 presentation at St. Nicholas Church in Langley, British Columbia, Canada. “Most people ask for euthanasia because they are going through a difficult time of life,” Schadenberg said.

Culture of loneliness meets culture of death in Canada’s MAiD epidemic, speaker says

“The question is not why are they being approved for euthanasia, the question is why are they asking for it?” Read more

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Spanish bishop criticizes Constitutional Court for upholding euthanasia law

Mar 24, 2023

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

Bishop José Ignacio Munilla charged that the court’s decision was one “in which ideology supersedes reason and law.” Read more

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Citizens’ convention endorses legalization of euthanasia and assisted suicide in France

Feb 27, 2023

By Solène Tadié

The 184-member council was convened by President Emmanuel Macron to debate “end of life” issues. Read more

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Massachusetts Democrat official faces backlash for comments about disabled children, abortion

Feb 24, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Michael Hugo, chairman for the Framingham Democratic Committee, said he feared disabled children place an undue burden on local taxpayers... Read more

Richard Leskun says he was pressured repeatedly to put a do-not-resuscitate order on his wife Marilynn at Abbotsford Regional Hospital. Then staff offered to euthanize her.

Canadian man says hospital staff ‘pressured’ him to euthanize his wife

Feb 7, 2023

By Terry O’Neill

The widower is sounding the alarm over what he says is a shocking and dangerous bias in the medical system... Read more

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Japanese government to investigate forced sterilization of intellectually disabled people

Jan 27, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

At least eight couples have reportedly undergone sterilization at the behest of Asunaro Social Welfare Service Corp. Read more

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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 López 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