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assisted suicide
 
Nation
Wayne Laugesen
Newt Gingrich tells the Register prospects are good for the move, under the new administration and Congress.
Culture of Life
Joanne Byfield
Some Canadian bishops have adopted differing approaches, as they grapple collectively with their nation’s recent legalization of euthanasia and doctor-assisted death.
Culture of Life
CNA/EWTN News
‘An alarming trend must be stopped for the sake of human dignity and the sacredness of life,’ says New York shepherd.
Nation
Stephen Beale
Assisted suicide, pro-death penalty and legalized marijuana ballot measures were approved, but pro-life candidates performed well overall.
Nation
CNA/EWTN News
New law aims to ensure doctors and nurses aren’t fired for their beliefs if assisted suicide is ever legalized in the state.
Nation
Matt Hadro/CNA/EWTN News
It is a race against time to pass through Congress and be signed by President Donald Trump by Friday.
Nation
CNA/EWTN News
In wake of the vote, the Colorado Catholic Conference said it is ‘a great travesty of compassion and choice for the sick, the poor, the elderly’
Nation
Matt Hadro/CNA/EWTN News
The “Death With Dignity” bill has one more council vote ahead, and veto-proof support despite objections surrounding concern for the city’s poor and elderly.
World
CNA/EWTN News
Proposal is expected to go into effect in the Netherlands by the end of 2017.
Features
CNA/EWTN News
The lawsuit’s plaintiffs, the Vermont Alliance for Ethical Healthcare and the Christian Medical and Dental Association, object to state officials’ requirements that could force physicians to refer for assisted suicide under the 2013 assisted-suicide law.
MARY REZAC/CNA/EWTN NEWS
A doctor has returned to medicine in California to prescribe lethal drugs to people seeking suicide.
CHARLES LEWIS
NEWS ANALYSIS: After the national parliament failed to meet a court-ordered deadline this month, doctor-directed death is no longer a crime anywhere in Canada.
CNA/EWTN NEWS
Auxiliary Bishop David O’Connell said, ‘This is a challenge to all of us, especially to all of us who have faith, to teach always about the infinite value of each human life.’
KEVIN J. JONES/CNA
The new video campaign sponsored by the Archdiocese of Edmonton comes as Canada’s government prepares to legalize assisted suicide.
CHARLES LEWIS
NEWS ANALYSIS: These are among the horrifying recommendations of the parliamentary committee charged with coming up with a new federal law.
CNA/EWTN NEWS
‘It is a relief that this very dangerous legislation is not moving forward,’ said Mary Ellen Russell, executive director of the Maryland Catholic Conference.
PETER JESSERER SMITH
Assisted-suicide proponents are targeting New York, but a broad-based alliance seeks to expose how assisted suicide is a moral, medical and social betrayal.
CNA/EWTN NEWS
Priests should work to dissuade people who request assisted suicide, Archbishop Terrence Prendergast of Ottawa said. Priests should pray with these people and their families.
ANN SCHNEIBLE/CNA/EWTN NEWS
The Holy Father encouraged members of Italy’s pro-life movement to ‘continue your important work in favor of life from conception until its natural end.’
CNA/EWTN NEWS
Representatives of various religious groups joined with Canada’s Catholic bishops in responding to the nation’s recent Supreme Court decision.
BRIAN FRAGA
The Golden State’s former seminarian/governor signed the End of Life Option Act into law on Oct. 5, to the dismay of pro-life groups and organizations for the disabled.
CNA/EWTN NEWS
‘This is a dark day for California and for the Brown legacy,’ said Californians Against Assisted Suicide.
MAGGIE MASLAK/CNA/EWTN NEWS
The End of Life Option Act, now in the state senate, would allow physicians to prescribe lethal medication to terminally ill patients who have requested it.
JOAN FRAWLEY DESMOND
NEWS ANALYSIS: After opponents raised concerns about the California bill's impact on vulnerable patients, including poor immigrants, it stalled in the state assembly.
CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY
Sponsors of S.B. 128 said on July 7 that they didn’t have the votes to pass the bill out of the Assembly Health Committee.
CNA/EWTN NEWS
Bill opponent Californians Against Assisted Suicide said the move was only “a brief respite.”
CNA/EWTN NEWS
The Los Angeles archbishop deplored the California Senate’s passing of ‘The End of Life Options Act’ by a vote of 23-14.
DONALD DeMARCO
COMMENTARY: The secular vision of humanity is defective because it sees only fragments and not the whole.
BRIAN FRAGA
Citizens and organizations of all political stripes united for the third consecutive year to defeat a bid to bring assisted suicide to the Nutmeg State.
ANTONIO ANUP GONSALVES/CNA/EWTN NEWS
Euthanasia is illegal Down Under. However, there are lobbying efforts to legalize voluntary euthanasia, which its backers characterize as ‘dying with dignity.’