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assisted suicide
November 25, 2021
The Catholic Church in Italy said that life must be “protected and defended” after local health authorities in Italy gave the green light to the country’s first legally obtained assisted suicide. The ethics committee of the health service of the Italian city of Ancona ruled on Nov. 23 that a 43-year-old Italian man met the
October 22, 2021
London, England, Oct 21, 2021 / 17:00 pm A group of some 1,700 doctors say they will not participate in assisted suicide, amid a push by some lawmakers to legalize the practice in England and Wales.  In a letter this week to the UK Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Sajid Javid, the doctors write:
September 15, 2021
Washington D.C., Sep 14, 2021 / 17:02 pm In a significant shift, the trade union for doctors in the United Kingdom, is no longer officially opposed to the legalization of assisted suicide. In a Sept. 14 announcement, the British Medical Association adopted a “neutral” stance on the issue, following a vote at its annual representative
August 30, 2021
Nottingham, England, Aug 27, 2021 / 13:00 pm A university in England has refused to recognize a Catholic priest as a chaplain over comments that he posted on social media. The University of Nottingham, in central England, confirmed on Aug. 25 that it had declined to give official recognition to Fr. David Palmer, a priest
August 16, 2021
A mother of a disabled boy is asking the Canadian government to extend euthanasia to children so a lethal injection might be given to her son. Karie-Lyn Pelletier, from L’Islet, says she wants to be able to end the life of her four-year-old boy, Abel, if his condition further deteriorates. The child suffers from Mednik
July 01, 2021
Assisted suicide is back on the legislative agenda with Baroness Meacher’s private member’s bill to legalise assisted dying in England and Wales for terminally ill adults in their final six months of life. Two independent doctors and a High Court judge would have to assess the request. A second reading is expected in the autumn.
March 18, 2021
Archbishop John Wester of Santa Fe earlier this month decried the proposed law as “the worst in the nation” and a threat to the vulnerable.
March 11, 2021
The New Mexico legislature could soon pass an assisted suicide bill that is “the worst in the nation”, Archbishop John Wester of Santa Fe has said, lamenting “bills that threaten vulnerable life.”
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