Euthanasia

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More than 1% of deaths in Canada caused by euthanasia

Apr 29, 2019

The Fourth Interim Report on Medical Assistance in Dying in Canada, released this month by Health Canada, showed that from... Read more

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States debate life and death laws

Mar 7, 2019

Legislators in Maryland are considering a bill to legalize physician assisted suicide. At the same time, Georgia lawmakers have advanced... Read more

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Human rights court to hear case of Belgian euthanasia for depression

Jan 9, 2019

The European Court of Human Rights has announced that it will take up a case considering whether Belgium wrongly allowed... Read more

Belgian Brothers of Charity drop board members who accepted hospital euthanasia protocol

Nov 3, 2018

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The Brothers of Charity, a Belgian religious congregation, did not renew the terms for two board members of the organization... Read more

Spanish Congress agrees to examine euthanasia bill

Jun 28, 2018

Spain’s lower house of parliament has agreed to consider a bill that would legalize euthanasia in the country.  Read more

Portuguese Parliament votes against legalizing euthanasia

May 30, 2018

After heated debate, the Portuguese Parliament voted on Tuesday to reject multiple proposed laws that would legalize euthanasia in the... Read more

Disability groups oppose using botanist's death to advance assisted suicide agenda

May 10, 2018

By Mary Farrow

Botanist David Goodall ended his life May 10 in Switzerland by assisted suicide, a procedure which he had long advocated... Read more

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Christian leaders in Guernsey: Provide care for the vulnerable, not assisted suicide

Apr 16, 2018

Christian leaders on the Channel Island of Guernsey have united to author an open letter opposing assisted suicide legislation which... Read more

French bishops unite in declaration against assisted suicide

Mar 31, 2018

Amid a push to legalize physician-assisted suicide in parts of Europe, 118 French bishops signed a declaration this week promoting... Read more

Speak out against assisted suicide, bishop encourages Catholics of Guernsey

Mar 26, 2018

Legalizing assisted suicide is a false solution to the sufferings of the terminally ill, an English bishop has said in... Read more

CNN's 2016 Hero of the Year fights euthanasia of children in Colombia

Feb 27, 2018

In 2016, Jeison Aristizabal was named CNN’s Hero of the Year for overcoming the challenges posed by cerebral palsy and... Read more

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Belgian deacon on trial for murder

Jan 23, 2018

Ivo Poppe, a 61-year old Catholic deacon in Belgium, went on trial this week under the suspicion of killing at... Read more

Indiana latest state to consider assisted suicide

Jan 9, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

A bill to legalize assisted suicide in Indiana has come under fire by Catholic and pro-life groups shortly after it... Read more

Australian state's lower house passes assisted suicide bill

Oct 20, 2017

A bill to legalize assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia was passed by Victoria's Legislative Assembly on Friday after 26 hours... Read more

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Dutch cardinal: Don't underestimate power of Catholics as a 'creative minority'

Oct 3, 2017

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Despite the challenges of secularization, a Dutch Cardinal encouraged Catholics from his country and from all parts of the world... Read more

Euthanasia movement is weaker than it seems, expert says

Sep 27, 2017

By Elise Harris

A leading opponent of assisted suicide says that while the movement supporting euthanasia seems strong, the reality is that, at... Read more

She wanted to be euthanized – but changed her mind after meeting Pope Francis

Sep 12, 2017

Consuelo del Socorro Córdoba is a Colombian woman who had made up her mind to be euthanized because of the... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square, April 13, 2016.

Pope orders Belgian religious group to stop offering euthanasia to patients

Aug 10, 2017

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis is cracking down on a Belgian Brothers of Charity-run organization, giving the group until the end of August... Read more

Charlie Gard. Photo: Facebook, Charlie Gard's Fight.

US neurology expert will visit UK to examine Charlie Gard

Jul 14, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

The American doctor whose experimental treatment has been sought by the parents of Charlie Gard will travel to London on... Read more

Charlie Gard. Photo courtesy of Connie Yates.

Euthanasia mindset looms over disabled baby's legal fight, ethicist warns

Jun 22, 2017

By Kevin J. Jones

Legal efforts to bar the parents of a British baby born with a disabling medical condition from seeking treatment overseas... Read more