Legalizing assisted suicide undermines the social contract with, and commitments by, the medical community of healers to help the sick and protect the vulnerable.
Ask Father Tom: Telling stories of life and death
Australian legislation would allow territories to pass their own laws
The Australian Parliament is considering legislation that would allow the country’s two territories to pass their own laws, paving the way for legalizing euthanasia.
New South Wales becomes last Australian state to pass assisted dying law
The Voluntary Assisted Dying regime will be deployed across the state 18 months after the new law takes effect, leading to voluntary and doctor-assisted dying being available in health care and aged care facilities for people with terminal illnesses.
Groups decry end of Oregon residency rule for physician-assisted suicide
The National Right to Life Committee March 30 denounced Oregon’s decision to drop residency requirements that were part of its physician-assisted suicide law.
U.K. study shows correlation between suicides, assisted dying
Violent suicides increase in countries where assisted suicide and euthanasia are legalized, a new study shows.
Italian court blocks referendum on euthanasia
On Feb. 15, 2022, Italy’s Constitutional Court blocked a national referendum on legalizing euthanasia, saying it would violate constitutional protections of human life.
Inside the Capitol: Beyond Respect Life Month
“As faithful Catholic citizens, we need to be an alert voice that builds relationships with legislators in order to be a credible witness at any appointed time.”
‘Runaway train’: Doctors warn U.K. politicians against Assisted Dying Bill
In a Sept. 7, 2021, Zoom conference, U.S., Canadian and Belgian doctors urged British politicians to reject a new bill to legalize assisted suicide.