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Assisted suicide for mental health issues? A Catholic response

Denver, Colo., Aug 5, 2017 / 04:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- With awareness of mental health conditions on the rise, how is the Church called to respond to those who do not simply wish to end their lives, but push for the right to do so legally? Adam […]

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Supreme Court nominee authored a book on assisted suicide

Washington D.C., Feb 3, 2017 / 04:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- President Donald Trump’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court wrote a book on “the future of assisted suicide” in 2006 – and he came to some strong pro-life conclusions. Judge Neil Gorsuch, in his 2006 book “The […]

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In Canada, assisted suicide could also kill Catholic healthcare

Vancouver, Canada, Nov 8, 2016 / 03:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Only months after the Canadian Parliament approved legal assisted suicide, Catholic hospitals, palliative care centers and individual doctors have been put on the defensive amid calls to require them to help patients kill themselves. Five doctors have […]

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For this disability advocate, Colo. assisted suicide measure still not safe

Denver, Colo., Aug 31, 2016 / 09:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- 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. If passed, the measure known as the Colorado End-of-Life […]

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For Archbishop Gomez, assisted suicide bill is empty compassion

Los Angeles, Calif., Jun 16, 2015 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- People suffering from terminal illness deserve true compassion and care – not violence, Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles said as the California legislature’s assisted suicide bill advances. “It is a failure of public leadership […]

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These nuns provide ‘death with dignity’ – but it’s not assisted suicide

Washington D.C., Apr 1, 2015 / 04:06 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As states around the country consider legalizing physician-assisted suicide, “death with dignity” looks markedly different for patients under the care of the Little Sisters of the Poor. In her 27 years with the order that cares for […]

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Don’t kill the disabled – Maryland lawmakers warned against assisted suicide bill

Annapolis, Md., Mar 11, 2015 / 04:55 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A physician-assisted suicide bill in Maryland preys on those who are vulnerable or disabled, and promotes suicide as an acceptable solution to life’s problems, said critics testifying before the state’s lawmakers. Among those testifying against the bill […]

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Assisted living centers defeat HHS mandate in court

Denver, Colo., Jan 29, 2015 / 04:56 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A federal court has permanently barred the Obama administration from enforcing the federal contraception mandate against the group of Evangelical-owned senior citizen and assisted living centers. “All Americans should oppose unjust laws that allow the government to […]

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Archbishop Gomez’ response to physician assisted suicide

Archbishop Gomez' response to physician assisted suicide

Los Angeles, Calif., Oct 16, 2014 / 11:18 am (CNA).- Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles voiced concern this week over the physician assisted suicide case of 29-year old Brittany Maynard, saying her story fills him with sadness.   “We know that God has a plan of […]

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Legal group: Belgium’s assisted suicide law failed a depressed woman

Legal group: Belgium's assisted suicide law failed a depressed woman

Brussels, Belgium, Sep 10, 2014 / 12:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Belgium’s doctor-assisted suicide laws allowed an unqualified doctor to kill a depressed mother who did not have a terminal illness without notifying her family, the woman’s son has charged in legal filing against them. “People suffering from […]

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