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assisted suicide
 
Nation
Celeste McGovern
The US’ neighbor to the north extends euthanasia to the disabled and mentally ill, considers ‘advance directives’ to kill in case of mental decline.
World
Catholic News Agency
In 2015 the U.K. Parliament rejected an assisted-suicide bill.
Nation
Stephen Beale
Supporters of bills to legalize assisted suicide claim it’s ‘a more humane way to exit the world,’ but pro-life advocates counter that it’s medically unnecessary and morally wrong.
Nation
Christine Rousselle/CNA
The New Jersey Senate Legislative Committee voted 6-3 on Feb. 7 to advance bill.
World
CNA/EWTN News
Recent long-form piece examine the expanding availability of euthanasia and assisted suicide to include the young and the mentally ill.
Nation
CNA/EWTN News
Health-care providers and facilities are free not to cooperate with assisted suicide under the law.
Nation
Catholic News Agency
House Bill 90 includes a provision that medical practitioners other than doctors can administer deadly drugs via telemedicine.
Nation
CNA/EWTN News
Opponents of the law have charged that it was rushed through the special session and lacks safeguards against abuse.
Nation
Peter Jesserer Smith
Concerns abound that such assisted-suicide laws have negative impacts on mental-health care, palliative care and protections for the elderly and disabled.
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.
Catholic News Agency
Although he was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment in 1996, a 2004 Swiss law allows for prisoners with “established sexual delinquencies” to be held in prison indefinitely.
Andrea Gagliarducci
Cardinal Eijk explained that "a priest must clearly say to those who opt for assisted suicide or [voluntary] euthanasia that both of these acts violate the intrinsic value of the human life, that is a grave sin."
Hannah Brockhaus/CNA
Archbishop Paglia's comments come on the heels of a document released by Swiss bishops on assisted suicide stating that pastoral caregivers should not be present during a person’s death by assisted suicide.
Commentary
Cardinal Timothy Dolan
COMMENTARY: At a personal level, neutrality means indifference to an individual human life.
Blogs
Edward Pentin
The new legislation, which allows adults to refuse ‘ordinary means’ of end-of-life medical treatment in living wills, also contains no clause for conscientious objection.
Culture of Life
Charles Lewis
ANALYSIS: A government-appointed panel is reviewing the country’s 17-month-old law on medically assisted death, assessing whether it should be extended to teens and the mentally ill.
Nation
Peter Jesserer Smith
Avoiding a culture-war narrative and providing positive alternatives are part of the strategy to keep physician-assisted suicide at bay.
Commentary
Father Michael Orsi
COMMENTARY: Humanity’s increased preoccupation with ‘dying with dignity’ is a worrisome sign for our future.
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
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.