MANCHESTER, England -- Proposals to amend Dutch law to allow the euthanasia of children represent the latest descent down the "slippery slope" of the killing of patients by doctors, a cardinal said.

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I would not blame you if you sighed in frustration at yet another column about euthanasia. You may think others and myself have made the point repeatedly.

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Religious leaders across Canada are making a valiant attempt at slowing down this speeding train called Medical Assistance in Dying, and we can only hope their appeal is not falling on entirely deaf ears.

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OTTAWA -- Canada’s Catholic bishops have joined with religious leaders nationwide to denounce the federal government’s plan to make it easier to obtain a medically-assisted suicide.

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Religious leaders across Canada have expressed their concern and opposition with the recently reintroduced Bill C-7 which would expand access to medically assisted dying.

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OTTAWA - A Nova Scotia man got what he wanted — a medically assisted death — just one day after his estranged wife lost her bid to block him from using Canada’s medical assistance in dying (MAiD) system.

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OTTAWA - A bill to make it easier for Canadians to legally kill themselves with a doctor’s aid goes far beyond what a court decision prompting the legislation calls for, say euthanasia opponents.
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I gave a talk some years ago to the Thomas More Lawyers’ Guild of Toronto. It was about the media and religion but because it was the hot issue of the day I spoke in part about the need for the Catholic Church as an institution to do more to combat the then proposed legalization of euthanasia.

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VATICAN CITY -- With the legalization of assisted suicide and euthanasia in many countries, and questions concerning what is morally permissible regarding end-of-life care, the Vatican's doctrinal office released a 25-page letter offering "a moral and practical clarification" on the care of vulnerable patients.

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OTTAWA -- A Nova Scotia appeal court has cleared the way for an elderly Nova Scotia man to kill himself with the help of a doctor.

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OTTAWA -- A legal battle between an elderly married couple in Nova Scotia over the husband’s wish to kill himself with medical aid has become a rallying cry for anti-euthanasia organizations in Canada.

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VANCOUVER -- The B.C. Court of Appeal has agreed to hear the case of the Delta Hospice Society, which is trying to keep assisted suicide out of its Irene Thomas Hospice.

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OTTAWA -- The federal Liberals are vowing to pass changes to Canada’s assisted suicide law before a court-imposed deadline even though if they will be in the position to make changes remains to be seen.

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The number of medically-assisted deaths in Canada rose by more than 25 per cent in 2019 and made up two per cent of all Canadian deaths last year, Health Canada’s first annual report on Medical Assistance in Dying in Canada found.

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ROME -- The acquittal of two "right-to-die" activists who aided in the suicide of a person suffering from multiple sclerosis may force the Italian government to legalize assisted suicide in the country.

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