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Euthanasia - Latest News
Sep 12, 2017 - 03:09 pm .- Consuelo del Socorro Córdoba is a Colombian woman who had made up her mind to be euthanized because of the serious illnesses caused by an acid attack she suffered in 2001.
Aug 10, 2017 - 10:16 am .- Pope Francis is cracking down on a Belgian Brothers of Charity-run organization, giving the group until the end of August to stop offering euthanasia to patients in their psychiatric centers.
Jul 14, 2017 - 09:25 am .- The American doctor whose experimental treatment has been sought by the parents of Charlie Gard will travel to London on Monday, after a judge ruled that he could examine the baby and confer with the UK doctors.
Jun 22, 2017 - 03:01 am .- Legal efforts to bar the parents of a British baby born with a disabling medical condition from seeking treatment overseas are based on deep ethical errors, a Catholic expert in medical ethics has warned.
May 18, 2017 - 12:02 am .- Legalized euthanasia must still be fought – and that fight requires a broad argument that can persuade people of all beliefs, Cardinal Gerhard Mueller told a Canadian audience May 15.
May 2, 2017 - 02:59 am .- Following a decision by the board of several Belgian Catholic psychiatric hospitals to start performing euthanasia, the religious brothers who operate the hospitals said the policy change is unacceptable and cannot be implemented.  
Feb 13, 2017 - 02:56 pm .- An Oregon bill on advanced medical directive rules could allow patients who suffer from dementia or mental illness to be starved or dehydrated, opponents warned.
Feb 8, 2017 - 10:44 am .- The Catholic weekly of the Archdiocese of Mexico City criticized the city’s new constitution, saying that “it does not recognize what is most valuable for any human being, even from the maternal womb, the dignity of life.”  
Feb 2, 2017 - 08:02 am .- A Dutch doctor who drugged an elderly woman and had her restrained as she fought lethal injection has been cleared by a review panel for “acting in good faith.”
Dec 31, 2016 - 10:43 am .- An 81-year-old walking into a tattoo shop may sound like the start of a joke, but to Christine Nagel, her new ink is no laughing matter.
Dec 17, 2016 - 07:02 pm .- Martin Pistorius was a healthy 12-year-old boy living in South Africa with his family in the late 1980s when he was overcome with a mysterious illness.
Dec 2, 2016 - 03:09 pm .- A doctor in the Netherlands performed euthanasia on a 41 year-old father of two who claimed his alcoholism had made his life unbearable.
Oct 1, 2016 - 04:02 pm .- Voters in Colorado will decide whether to legalize assisted suicide in their state in November, after a campaign gathered enough signatures to put the proposal on the ballot.
Sep 9, 2016 - 12:02 am .- There are severe ethical shortcomings in a British doctor's proposal to help unconscious patients die so their organs can be used for transplants, one critic has said.  
Jul 14, 2016 - 03:24 pm .- You can’t put a price on most things in life. But you can, apparently, put a price on death - $2,000.
May 10, 2016 - 03:02 am .- The Parliament of Canada has until June 6 to consider Bill C-14, controversial legislation that, if passed, would legalize euthanasia in the country.  
Feb 4, 2016 - 06:22 am .- Efforts to combat social injustice cannot forget that the right to life is foundational, Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles said at a Hispanic pro-life gathering last week.
Jan 20, 2016 - 03:06 am .- After sustaining a damaged leg tendon in 1982, 34-year old international footballer Jean-Pierre Adams thought that a routine knee surgery at a hospital in Lyon, France would relieve some of his discomfort.
Sep 11, 2015 - 04:00 pm .- A measure that would have legalized assisted suicide in England and Wales failed in the British Parliament Friday by a vote of 330-118, much to the relief of both Catholic and Anglican leaders in the nation.
Sep 9, 2015 - 03:01 am .- A federal proposal focusing on health care counseling for end-of-life decision making needs further additions, including strong exclusions of assisted suicide, representatives of the U.S. bishops have said.