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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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Christian Easter celebrations targeted in Pakistan suicide bombing

Lahore, Pakistan, Mar 27, 2016 / 02:15 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A crowded park in Lahore, Pakistan where Christian families were celebrating Easter Sunday was the site of an apparent suicide bombing that left at least 65 dead and 300 wounded.  Many women and children were among those […]

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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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Brittany Maynard’s suicide: A free choice or an expectation?

Denver, Colo., Nov 7, 2014 / 04:02 am (Aid to the Church in Need).- By now, the world recognizes Brittany Maynard as the media darling of right-to-die advocacy.   After receiving a grim prognosis of six months to live due to an aggressive brain tumor, Maynard and […]

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What now? Grief over Brittany’s suicide prompts Christian response

Portland, Ore., Nov 3, 2014 / 05:17 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- After typing a final Facebook message, Brittany Maynard ended her own life at home in Oregon surrounded by family. “Goodbye world. Spread good energy. Pay it forward!” For weeks, the 29-year-old has been the face of advocacy […]

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