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Assisted suicide, abortion, school aid among issues tackled by states

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — Assisted suicide, abortion restrictions, health insurance coverage of abortion, financial aid for nonpublic schools and some tax relief for low-income...

Abortion, assisted suicide are pro-life focus, says cardinal

Catholic News Service   BALTIMORE -- Assisted suicide and abortion remain the focus of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities, according to...

Judge OKs court challenge to California's assisted suicide law

Catholic News Service   SAN FRANCISCO (CNS) -- A Superior Court judge ruled June 16 that a civil rights lawsuit challenging California's assisted suicide law will...

Assisted suicide ‘solution’ coerces the dying and families

My father-in-law died this past month. He was a good, hardworking man, an immigrant, self-taught and self-reliant. As is likely both the fear and the...

Voters reject nearly all measures on issues of Catholic concern

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — In this year’s election, voters went against nearly all of the ballot initiatives backed by Catholic leaders and advocates, except...

Robust pain management, emotional and spiritual support offer alternatives to suicide

Catholic News Service MC Sullivan has heard all of the arguments in favor of assisted suicide. “There are arguments that would touch anyone with a heart,”...

Living Our Faith — Assisted suicide and palliative care

Discussions of assisted suicide in the church today often view it both in light of the commandment against taking life and the same commandment's...

Canada’s House sends assisted suicide bill to Senate for approval

  OTTAWA, Ontario -- The Canadian government's assisted suicide legislation, which the nation's bishops describe as "fundamentally unjust" and an "affront to human dignity," easily...

Los Angeles archbishop calls for veto of California assisted suicide bill

LOS ANGELES — California's newly passed measure to legalize assisted suicide for the terminally ill “is no way for our government to make policy...

Medical professionals oppose assisted suicide bill in D.C.

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers in the District of Columbia are considering legislation that permits doctors to prescribe medications that would enable terminally ill patients to...

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