Assisted Suicide

Assisted Suicide Should Be in Suicide Statistics

Assisted suicide corrupts everything it touches.<p>This includes the seemingly uncontroversial field of vital statistics, in which suicides assisted …

Conservative View

Voice of the Mirror: Court's act of wisdom in moral minefield of assisted suicide - Voice of the Mirror - Mirror Online

The judge in the trial of a son accused of murder for helping his ailing father to die with dignity appears to have come close to finding the elusive …

Suicide

Death far from home: doctors' advice led to tragedy that could have been avoided

One of the hallmarks of the euthanasia debate so far – in NSW and Victoria – has been the determination of its proponents to depict any opposition as …

Health Care

Co-founder of Swiss assisted suicide organization Exit dies aged 100

Rolf Sigg, one of a group of people who founded the assisted suicide organization Exit in 1982, has died at the age of 100, according to reports.

David Leyonhjelm

Fact check: Has assisted dying been a legal slippery slope overseas? - Fact Check - ABC News

The claim<p>The right to die remains a fiery issue in Australia, with the Northern Territory the only jurisdiction to have legalised euthanasia, …

Suicide

South Dakota Assisted Suicide Bid Fails

Assisted suicide legalization has failed in yet another attempt.<p>In South Dakota, proponents tried to qualify a voter initiative for the 2018 ballot. …

South Dakota

The fear that dare not speak its name: how language plays a role in the assisted dying debate

Arguments in the “euthanasia debate” (as it is colloquially referred to in Australia) hinge in part on the language used to describe “death”.<p>The …

Language

I’m Not “Better Off Dead”: The Problem With Assisted Suicide Legislation

<b>This article contains references to assisted suicide, depression, and death.</b>Last week the Victorian Lower House passed an assisted suicide bill …

Ethics

Canadian doctors face questions over assisted suicide, euthanasia for minors

Ottawa, Canada, Nov 2, 2017 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Only one year after assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia became legal for adults in …

Ethics

Canadian doctors report more parents asking about assisted suicide for kids

Pediatricians group surveys members and finds some qualified support for expanding the law.<p>Sixteen months after nationwide legalization of …

Suicide

Canada’s assisted suicide law spurs a ‘campaign for conscience’

Fr. Geoffrey Angeles and parishioners of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Cathedral soliciting letters of support for Bill 34. INQUIRER/Isabel …

Health Care

Who will be the doctors of death in a time of assisted suicide?

Medical assistance in dying (MAID) became a reality in Canada when legislation was passed in July 2016. This is the hastening of death through a …

Health Care

We need to address questions of gender in assisted dying

One of the principal motivations behind current efforts to legalise assisted suicide in Victoria and New South Wales (and most jurisdictions) is …

Suicide

Stories making the Swiss Sunday papers

A new anti-terrorism plan, statistics on depression, and a revolutionary diabetes device – here are some of the leading stories making Swiss …

European News

7 Years Ago, Doctors Gave Mom Days To Live. Assisted Suicide Would Have Made That True

I will never forget it. I answered the phone one June morning in 2009. The voice on the phone said, “If you want to see your mother alive, you will …

Conservative View

Australian state's lower house passes assisted suicide bill

Melbourne, Australia, Oct 20, 2017 / 10:31 am (CNA).- A bill to legalize assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia was passed by Victoria's …

Australian Labor Party

In a radical departure, Trump health officials want to define life as starting at "conception"

The Department of Health and Human Services is embracing the language of the religious right.<p>The Trump administration’s newly released draft plan for Health and Human Services suggests the federal health agency will now be focused on protecting unborn Americans starting as early as conception.<p>HHS, …

Politics

Robert George reflects on Trump admin's latest religious liberty moves

Washington D.C., Oct 9, 2017 / 03:59 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Two sets of announcements by the Department of Justice and the Department of Health and …

Rights & Freedoms

The hidden implications of assisted suicide and euthanasia

A feature of the current debate on assisted dying, particularly among its proponents, has been the personal stories of distress involving the death …

Suicide

Life with Dignity: a Personal Plea against Assisted Suicide

Saint Augustine wrote, “it is never licit [right] to kill another: even if he should wish it, indeed if he request it because, hanging between life …

Suicide

I am a disabled person and I don’t back the right to die for one very important reason

Driving back from a hospital appointment this morning, I found myself feeling a profound sense of relief that had nothing to do with my consultation …

Suicide

'Entombed' British man loses legal bid to end his own life

Neil Conway: "The current ban on assisted dying ... forces me to face an unacceptable set of options that most people would balk at in disbelief."<p>A …

New Zealand News

UK denies terminally ill man’s request for assisted suicide

LONDON — Britain’s High Court has rejected a terminally ill man’s request to be killed with medical help.<p>In a ruling on Thursday, three judges turned …

Lifestyle

Three years later, this terminally ill man is glad he rejected assisted suicide

Washington D.C., Oct 4, 2017 / 03:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Three years ago, J.J. Hanson received a diagnosis that no one wants to hear. He had …

Suicide

I'm dying of brain cancer. I prepared to end my life. Then I kept living.

In April 2015, at the age of 55, I was diagnosed with one of the most lethal and aggressive brain tumors, a brainstem glioblastoma multiforme in an advanced stage. The prognosis was both grim and precise: Without treatment, I might have a few months; with treatment, I could last six months. If I …

Brain Cancer

Victorian MPs debate turns nasty in assisted suicide discussion Yahoo7 News

Tensions in Victoria's Labor government over the assisted dying bill have spilled out in an accidental text message as the marathon debate went …

Australian News

Marine Corps veteran: I'm thankful I wasn't offered assisted suicide when I was told I was dying three years ago

I’m thankful I don’t live in a state like Oregon, where assisted suicide is legal. When I was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer and told I would probably be dead in four months, I went in an instant from living the American Dream with my wife and son to living a nightmare. In that moment of …

Opinion

Lawmakers and Patients Rights Advocates Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Condemning Assisted Suicide

<b>Washington, D.C.</b> - Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-OH), Rep. Ralph Abraham (R-LA), and a coalition of disability and patients’ rights advocates announced a …

Conservative View

In Ontario, legal assisted suicide could kill conscientious objection

Toronto, Canada, Aug 18, 2017 / 02:54 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Conscience protections for Catholic hospitals and other organizations could soon come …

Suicide

Cardinal explains how to persuade society that euthanasia is 'toxic'

Toronto, Canada, May 18, 2017 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Legalized euthanasia must still be fought – and that fight requires a broad argument that …

Catholicism