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Assisted Suicide - Latest News
Aug 16, 2019 - 04:00 pm .- The family of a Canadian man with ALS is urging the country’s government to change the way it treats patients after he received a “medically-assisted death” following years of struggle to find adequate care. 
Aug 16, 2019 - 02:31 pm .- A judge in New Jersey has temporarily halted a law allowing physician assisted suicide, which had gone into effect August 1.
Aug 6, 2019 - 05:26 pm .- Legal assisted suicide could expand in Australia, as the Western Australian government has introduced legislation to allow people deemed terminally ill to request it.
Jul 30, 2019 - 04:00 pm .- Bishop James E. Checchio of Metuchen described assisted suicide as “a grievous affront to the dignity of human life” that “can never be morally justified” in a letter to his diocese on July 30.
Jul 12, 2019 - 03:09 am .- In the wake of terrible conditions of negligence and abuse reported at some U.S. hospice facilities, several Catholic doctors are emphasizing the need for Christians to embrace a ministry of aiding hospice patients and their families.
Jun 5, 2019 - 10:00 am .- A bill legalizing assisted suicide in Maine moved to the governor’s desk on Tuesday after both houses of the state’s legislature narrowly passed the legislation.
Apr 24, 2019 - 03:00 pm .- The founder of a Catholic health-share group has said that battling loneliness is crucial to opposing the growing acceptance of assisted suicide in popular culture.
Apr 15, 2019 - 03:45 pm .- Gov. Phil Murphy signed the Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act into law on April 15, as one New Jersey bishop pledged to continue to oppose the "dangerous" new law.
Mar 26, 2019 - 04:12 pm .- New Jersey is set to become the latest state to legalize assisted suicide, as both chambers of the state legislature have passed a bill allowing the practice, which Governor Phil Murphy (D) says he will sign.
Mar 23, 2019 - 04:17 am .- As multiple states consider assisted suicide legislation, disability activists are speaking out, saying the bills are slippery slopes that put the lives of people with disabilities at risk.
Feb 19, 2019 - 01:14 pm .- Assisted suicide contradicts the foundations of medical ethics, violates the basic standards of medical care, and threatens people who most need the assistance of the medical profession, warned a doctor who is opposing Maryland’s proposal to legalize the practice.
Feb 5, 2019 - 05:01 pm .- An assisted suicide bill has been introduced in the Maryland legislature, and opposed groups have criticized the bill for its lack of safeguards.
Jan 22, 2019 - 04:39 pm .- Legalized euthanasia and assisted suicide have the longest history in the Netherlands: 17 years ago, the two practices became legal, under what were supposed to be very limited circumstances, available only to those undergoing “unbearable” suffering with “no reasonable alternatives” for relief.
Jan 8, 2019 - 02:53 am .- Proposed legislation in New Mexico could legalize assisted suicide in the state, and may even allow for the prescription of deadly drugs outside the state via telemedicine, and by healthcare professionals other than physicians.
Nov 29, 2018 - 05:02 pm .- A California court of appeals overturned Tuesday a lower court’s ruling that had put the state’s assisted suicide law in jeopardy.
Nov 15, 2018 - 03:49 am .- Virginia Catholics are praising the decision of a joint commission of the state legislature to take no action on a study on assisted suicide.
Oct 19, 2018 - 02:50 pm .- The American Academy of Family Physicians has taken a neutral position on assisted suicide and will lobby the American Medical Association to do the same, drawing criticism from Catholics but praise from assisted suicide advocates.
Aug 11, 2018 - 04:35 pm .- In the age of legal assisted suicide and euthanasia, palliative care must remain as a distinct form of care that attends to the needs and dignity of the whole person at the natural end of their life, the Catholic bishops of Canada have said.
Aug 8, 2018 - 12:11 am .- A Canadian man suffering from an incurable disease claims that despite asking for home care, the medical team at an Ontario hospital would offer him only medically assisted suicide.
Jul 28, 2018 - 04:01 pm .- More than 100 Catholics will attend the 2018 People of Life awards next week to honor three pro-life individuals for their dedication to the Gospel of Life.