Category Archives: Euthanasia

Delaware Doublespeak: The Mixed Messages of Assisted Suicide

  The Delaware Legislature recently passed suicide prevention legislation, co-sponsored by Rep. Paul Baumbach. Of course, this measure had unanimous support, as suicide is always a tragedy. But this begs a question about another piece of legislation Rep. Baumbach also sponsored: H.B. 150. This bill did not prevent suicide- it would have assisted with suicide. […]

Video Makes Case Against Assisted Suicide in California

Late last week, California’s Assisted Suicide Bill took one more step toward State law … and as with so much that happens in California, that is one more step toward nationwide law. Reuters reported that “The bill, which is being fought by numerous religious and medical organizations, would allow adults suffering from incurable illnesses that […]

Dying Catholic Mom vs. Assisted Suicide Bill

Stephanie Packer says life is worth living, even with her terminal illness — and she wants to stop assisted suicide legislation in California. National Public Radio shared Packer’s story nearly a year after Brittany Maynard’s media-celebrated suicide opened the floodgates to state-level assisted suicide measures from coast to coast. Stephanie, a Catholic mother of four, […]

The Perils of Physician Assisted Suicide

The Heritage Foundations indefatigable Ryan Anderson has a short article and two interviews out on the dangers of physician assisted suicide, which may become a new front in the battle to defend respect for human life. Here is the article. And the interviews can be found here and here.

A Lesson in Selling Death: California Passes Suicide Bill

  In the encyclical Evangelium Vitae (which, given recent events, Catholics would do well to revisit in earnest), St. John Paul II warned of the tendency to obscure the true nature of certain dehumanizing acts through ambiguous or overly technical language: “Given such a grave situation, we need now more than ever to have the […]

Congress, Catholics, and the Vanishing Pro-Life Democrat

Yesterday, the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life released some statistics on the religious composition of the new 114th Congress, which includes more Catholics (with 164) than any Congress in history. That’s about 31% of Congress that identifies as Catholics, compared with about 22% of American adults. Sadly, while the number of Catholics in […]


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