Tag: Assisted suicide

Fighting the culture of death: For local attorney, it’s personal

Fighting the culture of death: For local attorney, it’s personal

| November 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Elizabeth Bakewicz, a graduate of the University of St. Thomas School of Law in St. Paul, has found herself in a position of arguing for something she wasn’t prepared to argue for — her right to live.

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Despair errs because of one thought: Life is worth living

Despair errs because of one thought: Life is worth living

| Father Michael Schmitz | November 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Q. Is assisted suicide OK? Why should people needlessly suffer?

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Woman’s suicide called tragedy, symbol of ‘culture of death’ in U.S.

Woman’s suicide called tragedy, symbol of ‘culture of death’ in U.S.

| November 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Brittany Maynard, a young California woman who was suffering from terminal brain cancer and gained national attention for her plan to use Oregon’s assisted suicide law, ended her life Nov. 1. She was 29 years old.

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Vermont called ‘death state’ with doctor-assisted suicide

Vermont called ‘death state’ with doctor-assisted suicide

Now that Vermont allows “doctor-prescribed suicide,” the “magnificent landscape of this state, which echoes life from its majestic mountains to its powerful waterways, no longer is reflected in the laws which govern the Green Mountain State,” said the head of the statewide Diocese of Burlington.

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Talking Americans down from the assisted-suicide ledge

Talking Americans down from the assisted-suicide ledge

| Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk | October 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

Several states are considering legislative measures to let physicians prescribe (but not administer) a lethal dose of a toxic drug to their patients, thereby assisting their patients to commit suicide. This is known as physician-assisted suicide. Advocates of this practice assure us that this can be a good choice for someone who is dying, or who wants to die.

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U.S. bishops tackle big issues

U.S. bishops tackle big issues

| June 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

» U.S. bishops tackle big issues
» Charter protecting children revisited and revised
» Preparing for battle over marriage
» Defending the terminally ill from assisted suicide
» The choice to end all choices

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Quotes from this week’s newsmakers

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers

| June 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

“Assisted suicide is and will always be an affront to the dignity of the human person, a heinous practice that must be aggressively confronted and contrasted by true compassion, support and love.”
— From a statement by the Michigan Catholic Conference marking the death June 3 of Jack Kevorkian, a longtime advocate of assisted suicide

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