Tag: Physician-assisted suicide

N.Y. court ruling that upholds ban on physician-assisted suicide welcomed

N.Y. court ruling that upholds ban on physician-assisted suicide welcomed

| September 11, 2017 | 1 Comment

The director of pro-life activities for the New York State Catholic Conference applauded the state’s highest court for unanimously determining that the state constitution does not include a fundamental right to physician-assisted suicide.

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Five things to know for remaining legislative session

Five things to know for remaining legislative session

| May 11, 2017 | 2 Comments

As time winds down in the current state legislative session, Minnesota Catholic Conference director Jason Adkins highlighted five key things to bear in mind.

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MCC: Catholics at the Capitol momentum to continue through advocacy network

MCC: Catholics at the Capitol momentum to continue through advocacy network

| March 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Many of the people attending Catholics at the Capitol March 9 had never been to the State Capitol before, let alone meet with a legislator in person.

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Purvis: Christ equips Catholics to ‘have no fear’ at Capitol

Purvis: Christ equips Catholics to ‘have no fear’ at Capitol

| March 10, 2017 | 1 Comment

Gloria Purvis rallied a conference room full of Catholics after they received their marching orders for the day from Minnesota’s bishops and Jason Adkins, executive director of the Minnesota Catholic Conference.

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From our readers: January 12, 2017

From our readers: January 12, 2017

| January 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

– Open to open borders
– Burying the dead
– Life in one’s own hands

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Legislature faces decisions on health care, school choice, family poverty

Legislature faces decisions on health care, school choice, family poverty

| Joe Towalski | January 3, 2017 | 1 Comment

After a contentious U.S. presidential campaign that highlighted the nation’s deep political divisions, the Minnesota Catholic Conference is hoping that state Republicans and Democrats can rise above partisan differences to pass legislation consistent with the conference’s 2017 public policy priorities.

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Organizations join forces to further palliative care, oppose physician-assisted suicide

Organizations join forces to further palliative care, oppose physician-assisted suicide

| December 1, 2016 | 2 Comments

With the aim of defending the ill and elderly against what they see as misguided and harmful policy, 34 organizations, including Catholic ones, joined forces to create the Minnesota Alliance for Ethical Healthcare. The organizations partnering in the new coalition seek to further palliative care for the ill and elderly in addition to preventing physician-assisted suicide. Sixty-seven doctors have also joined the coalition. Palliative care seeks to comfort the whole person in a time of serious illness.

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In initial vote, majority of D.C. Council supports assisted suicide bill

In initial vote, majority of D.C. Council supports assisted suicide bill

| Richard Szczepanowski | November 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

The District of Columbia City Council Nov. 1 moved one step closer to allowing doctors to prescribe lethal medications to terminally ill patients who want to end their lives. The council voted 11-2 to pass the “Death with Dignity Act” that would allow a physician to legally prescribe the drugs to patients who have been […]

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Pope: Euthanasia is triumph of selfishness, not act of compassion

Pope: Euthanasia is triumph of selfishness, not act of compassion

| Junno Arocho Esteves | June 12, 2016 | 1 Comment

“Compassion does not mean pity, it means ‘suffering with,'” the pope said. When physicians share in the suffering of their patients, he added, the “sacred value of the life of the patient does not disappear or become obscured.”

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MCC: Surrogacy commission, drug sentencing reform among legislative wins

MCC: Surrogacy commission, drug sentencing reform among legislative wins

| May 27, 2016 | 1 Comment

Bipartisan cooperation led to the passage of several pieces of MCC-backed legislation, including one establishing a surrogacy commission, which the MCC listed as a top priority at the beginning of the session.

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MCC: Physician-assisted suicide bill pulled, but fight isn’t over

MCC: Physician-assisted suicide bill pulled, but fight isn’t over

| March 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

“The bill will undoubtedly come back,” said Jason Adkins, MCC executive director. “It’s important that people educate themselves about the pitfalls of the bill and the flaws of the bill that really make it a risky, dangerous and complicated proposition. Once . . . the barbiturates are prescribed, there’s no oversight as to what happens next. The bill is not about compassionate care; it’s about allowing someone to get a vial of pills and go home to die, potentially alone.”

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MCC: As end of session nears, still time to act

MCC: As end of session nears, still time to act

| May 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

As a May 18 deadline to finalize a state budget looms, Minnesota legislators continue to work on a number of bills that the Minnesota Catholic Conference has weighed in on during the session. Jason Adkins, executive director and general counsel for the Minnesota Catholic Conference, said now is a “crucial juncture” on all the bills.

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