Category Archives: Euthanasia

Mercy Enough to Go Around

Pope Francis issued a letter this morning that has caused quite a stir in the media. (It’s not long; go ahead and read it.) In the letter, the Holy Father said that, as part of the Jubilee of Mercy, all priests would be given “discretion to absolve of the sin of abortion those who have procured it.” The […]

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 […]



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