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Jun 30, 2020 - 04:10 pm .- Michael Hickson 46, died on June 11, eight days after he was admitted to St. David’s South Austin Medical Center with pneumonia. He had contracted the coronavirus from a staff member at his nursing home. 
Jun 16, 2020 - 11:00 am .- A doctor in the Netherlands who euthanized a woman with advanced Alzheimer’s, despite the woman saying she did not want to be killed, maintains that she made the right decision.
May 8, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- After the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith ruled that the hospitals of the Brothers of Charity in Belgium can no longer be considered as Catholic, the religious order is seeking to prevent the hospital network from using its name.
Apr 23, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- A Dutch cardinal said that a recent supreme court ruling permitting the euthanizing of dementia patients creates confusion and raises questions about consent.
Apr 22, 2020 - 01:30 pm .- The Supreme Court of the Netherlands ruled on Tuesday that doctors may euthanize patients with severe dementia, provided that the patient had expressed a desire to be euthanized while still legally capable of doing so. 
Feb 28, 2020 - 05:00 pm .- A hospice in Canada has lost its funding and is being forced to close after refusing to offer medically assisted suicide.
Feb 27, 2020 - 09:35 am .- The Catholic bishops of Canada issued a statement on Wednesday, condemning parliament’s efforts to further expand medically assisted suicide to those who do not have terminal illnesses. 
Feb 26, 2020 - 04:46 pm .- Despite his parents’ protests that he showed “signs of life,” a four-month old boy who was severely brain damaged was legally declared dead and has been removed from a ventilator in the U.K.
Feb 20, 2020 - 05:00 pm .- During a private meeting with bishops from the southwestern United States, Pope Francis talked about his 2019 meeting with Fr. James Martin, SJ, and about pastoral care and assisted suicide.
Feb 20, 2020 - 03:01 pm .- A total of 52 people in the Australian state of Victoria ended their lives by doctor-assisted suicide in the first six months since the state’s Voluntary Assisted Dying law went into effect. 
Feb 3, 2020 - 03:30 pm .- The president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has written to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau decrying the effort to further expand euthanasia within the country. 
Jan 30, 2020 - 06:00 am .- Warning of the modern tendency to judge human life on the basis of utility rather than dignity, Pope Francis Thursday urged the need to protect the lives of the smallest and most vulnerable.
Jan 22, 2020 - 11:00 am .- A Canadian hospice is at risk of losing its government funding over its refusal to euthanize patients who request an “assisted death.” 
Jan 14, 2020 - 12:30 pm .- A Belgian lawyer has admitted to searching the social media profiles of potential jurors to weed out “devout Catholics” for the trial of a doctor accused of “unlawfully poisoning” an autistic woman via euthanasia. 
Jan 9, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- A Swiss prisoner is challenging the country’s policy to bar inmates from receiving assisted suicide after his request to die was denied.
Jan 7, 2020 - 10:00 am .- Canadians who choose medical suicide are being actively solicited for their organs in a practice one Member of Parliament said raises questions of freedom and coercion. 
Nov 8, 2019 - 12:09 am .- An anti-euthanasia group in the UK is calling for the continuation of laws against assisted suicide, as the family of an elderly woman acquitted of murdering her husband wants the laws relaxed.
Oct 28, 2019 - 12:15 pm .- Leaders of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam presented a signed declaration to Pope Francis Monday expressing their total opposition to euthanasia and any form of physician-assisted suicide, as well as voicing their support of palliative end-of-life care.
Sep 20, 2019 - 08:02 am .- Pope Francis told a group of Italian doctors Friday they must resist the temptation to participate in assisted suicide or euthanasia, which trades the dignity of the patient for a “false compassion.”

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