Tag: Physician-assisted suicide

Massachusetts judge rejects right to physician-assisted suicide

Massachusetts judge rejects right to physician-assisted suicide

| January 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

Patients who are terminally ill do not have a right to physician-assisted suicide, but their doctors can provide information and advise about medical aid in dying, a Massachusetts court has ruled.

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Jewish, Christian, Muslim leaders sign declaration against euthanasia

Jewish, Christian, Muslim leaders sign declaration against euthanasia

| Carol Glatz | October 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Representatives from the Catholic and Orthodox churches and the Muslim and Jewish faiths signed a joint declaration at the Vatican reaffirming each religion’s clear opposition to euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide.

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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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AMA applauded for reaffirming its opposition to doctor-assisted suicide

AMA applauded for reaffirming its opposition to doctor-assisted suicide

| June 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ pro-life committee praised a June 10 decision by the American Medical Association to reaffirm its long-standing policy against physician-assisted suicide.

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Maryland Senate’s tie vote leads to defeat for assisted suicide measure

Maryland Senate’s tie vote leads to defeat for assisted suicide measure

| March 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

A 23-23 tie vote in the Maryland Senate March 27 led to a defeat for a bill that would have legalized physician-assisted suicide.

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To be or not to be — parsing the implications of suicide

To be or not to be — parsing the implications of suicide

| Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk | January 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

In recent years we have witnessed a growing tendency to promote suicide as a way of resolving end-stage suffering. Physician-assisted suicide is now legal in a handful of states and a number of other jurisdictions are considering laws to legalize the practice. A few years ago on Nightline, Barbara Walters interviewed an assisted suicide advocate who summed it up this way: “We’re talking about what people want. There are people who, even suffering horribly, want to live out every second of their lives, and that’s their right, of course, and they should do it. Others don’t want that. Others want out!”

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St. Gianna’s daughter: Parents showed suffering can be embraced with joy

St. Gianna’s daughter: Parents showed suffering can be embraced with joy

| November 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

“My mom and my dad each taught me about the way of the cross,” and that it should be embraced with joy, because it is closely connected to the resurrection, Molla said. 

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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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