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From Readers – February 13, 2020

From Readers – February 13, 2020

| February 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Caucus against assisted suicide
Get to know the ‘other’
Helping others not ‘either/or’

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Bishops among critics of Canada’s quick changes to assisted suicide law

Bishops among critics of Canada’s quick changes to assisted suicide law

| Brian Dryden | February 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

The federal government is coming under increasing fire from critics for how quickly it is moving to change the regulations around assisted suicide and for how short a time period Canadians were given to express their views in an online survey overseen by the Ministry of Justice.

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Pope to health workers: Uphold ‘the truest human right, the right to life’

Pope to health workers: Uphold ‘the truest human right, the right to life’

| Cindy Wooden | January 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

Health care professionals always must “promote the dignity and life of each person and reject any compromise in the direction of euthanasia, assisted suicide or suppression of life, even in the case of terminal illness,” Pope Francis said.

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Report outlines ‘dangers, harms’ assisted suicide laws pose to disabled

Report outlines ‘dangers, harms’ assisted suicide laws pose to disabled

| Julie Asher | October 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

The National Council on Disability said in a new study that “the dangers and harms” physician-assisted suicide laws present to people with disabilities “appear to be as significant today” as they were in 1997 and 2005, when the council earlier analyzed the harms of such laws.

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In politics, we can all be like ‘The Lord of the Rings’’ Frodo Baggins

In politics, we can all be like ‘The Lord of the Rings’’ Frodo Baggins

| Jason Adkins | September 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

The “Lord of the Rings” trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien is a beautiful work showing the important role even the smallest and seemingly most insignificant people have in the drama of history. In the trilogy, it is Frodo Baggins, the little hobbit, who embarks on a perilous adventure to destroy the ring of power at Mount Doom and save Middle Earth from the power of the evil Sauron.

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N.J. suicide law called ‘utter failure’ of government, society

N.J. suicide law called ‘utter failure’ of government, society

| August 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

New Jersey’s new law allowing assisted suicide, effective Aug. 1, “points to an “utter failure” on the part of government and indeed all society, said Bishop James F. Checchio of Metuchen.

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Maine lawmakers OK doctor-assisted suicide; bill awaits governor’s action

Maine lawmakers OK doctor-assisted suicide; bill awaits governor’s action

The Maine House of Representatives and Senate have passed a measure that would legalize assisted suicide in the state and the bill reached the desk of Democratic Gov. Janet Mills June 4.

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Possibility Maryland will legalize assisted suicide adds urgency to march

Possibility Maryland will legalize assisted suicide adds urgency to march

| Emily Rosenthal | March 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

As crowds gathered outside of St. Mary’s Church in Annapolis for the Maryland March for Life, Roger Donnelly handed out hundreds of pro-life signs.

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Toronto doctors lay out procedures for euthanasia for children

Toronto doctors lay out procedures for euthanasia for children

| Michael Swan | October 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

In a prestigious medical journal, doctors from Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children have laid out policies and procedures for administering medically assisted death to children, including scenarios where the parents would not be informed until after the child dies.

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‘Every Life: Cherished, Chosen, Sent’ is theme of Respect Life Month

‘Every Life: Cherished, Chosen, Sent’ is theme of Respect Life Month

| October 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Each year the U.S. Catholic Church observes October as Respect Life Month, which calls Catholics “to cherish, defend and protect those who are most vulnerable, from the beginning of life to its end, and at every point in between,” said the chairman of the bishops’ pro-life committee.

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AMA delegates OK continued review of assisted suicide policy

AMA delegates OK continued review of assisted suicide policy

| June 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

The American Medical Association House of Delegates voted 314-243 not to affirm the report of the organization’s Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs to maintain the AMA’s long-held opposition to assisted suicide.

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California judge overturns state law legalizing assisted suicide

California judge overturns state law legalizing assisted suicide

A May 15 ruling by a California judge overturning the state’s law allowing assisted suicide is encouraging because it “was a bad law,” said Ned Dolejsi, executive director of the California Catholic Conference.

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