Ireland begins considering assisted suicide law

Bishop calls the practice unnecessary in time of advances in palliative care.

New Zealand to hold world’s first national referendum on euthanasia

Twenty-one religious leaders condemn 'End of Life Choice Act,' which they say does not adequately protect the vulnerable.

Spanish bishops think Pope Francis should visit their country to see this cave

It's the place where St. Ignatius, the founder of the religious order that Francis belongs to, wrote his most legendary gift to the Church.

New Vatican document addresses euthanasia: All have right to be loved

Taking a person's life, even if he requests it, is a supreme dishonor to the Creator.

The president of a Mexican pro-euthanasia organization has a change of heart

Amparo Espinosa Rugarcía recently made her testimony public.

Canada reports large increase in assisted suicide

Loss of ability to engage in “meaningful life activities” is a major reason given.

Dementia patients can still be euthanized, even if they change their minds, Dutch court rules

Netherlands Supreme Court clarifies euthanasia law in case that involved Alzheimer's nursing home resident.

Canadian hospice being taken over by government in euthanasia fight

Private facility gives up public funding, refusing to provide physician-assisted suicide.

German high court overturns ban on assisted suicide

Ruling says freedom to choose one's death is "guaranteed in all stages" of life.

Organ donations surge in Canada after legalization of assisted suicide

Canadian patients approved for euthanasia can be approached for organ donations, creating an ethical quandary.

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