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UK MPs Overwhelmingly Reject Assisted Dying Bill
Last edited 13th September 2015

MPs have voted to reject the Assisted Dying Bill introduced by Rob Marris MP last week. The vote, which came after almost five hours of impassioned debate on both sides, resulted in 330 against the Bill and 118 in favour, a majority of 212.


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UK Catholics to Contact MPs Before Assisted Suicide Vote
Last edited 4th September 2015

Ahead of a upcoming debate on assisted suicide in the House of Commons, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, archbishop of Westminster, is urging the faithful to contact their representatives. Rob Marris’s ‘Assisted Dying Bill’ will receive its Second Reading in the House of Commons on Friday, September 11.


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Oregon Assisted Suicide Law Has Been a Disaster
Last edited 24th August 2015

The legalisation of assisted suicide in Oregon was a “mistake”, a senior doctor in the US State has declared. The 20-year law is lauded as a model of best practice by assisted suicide campaigners in the UK who hope that the House of Commons will approve a Bill “closely based” on it next month.


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Killing Sick People is Not Compassionate, New Mexico Bishops Affirm
Last edited 17th August 2015

It is in Christ that true compassion for the dying is found – not in assisted suicide, said the Catholic bishops of New Mexico.


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The Euthanasia Debate – Singer v Fisher
Last edited 1st October 2015

A debate between The Most Reverend Anthony Fisher OP(Catholic Archbishop of Sydney) and Professor Peter Singer AC (Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University) on the topic: Should Voluntary Euthanasia be Legalised?


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Should Voluntary Euthanasia Be Legalised? A Debate
Last edited 12th August 2015

On 13th August 2015 at 6:30pm, two of the world’s pre-eminent bioethicists will debate each other at the Sydney Town Hall, on the question ‘Should voluntary euthanasia be legalised?’ Professor Peter Singer is travelling from Princeton University for this debate against Most Rev. Dr Anthony Fisher OP, Archbishop of Sydney.


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‘The Right to Die is Somebody Else’s Duty to Kill’
Last edited 27th July 2015

Cardinal Vincent Nichols has strongly re-iterated the Church’s opposition to the legalisation of assisted suicide, saying that “it is a great lie to try and convince people that life lived with serious illness is not worth living.”


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Suicide Prevention Must Include Preventing All Suicides
Last edited 15th July 2015

Australia has one of the highest incidences of youth suicide in the western world. It makes good sense to focus resources in this critical area of prevention. But there's something missing in the public discussion... why the public doesn't share the same concern for preventing elder suicide through euthanasia.


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The Economist Backs Belgian Model of Euthanasia
Last edited 2nd July 2015

The world’s most influential news magazine, The Economist, has a new editor-in-chief, Zanny Minton-Beddoes, its former business affairs editor. One of the very first issues on which she has chosen to campaign is the legalization of euthanasia. This week's cover story is "The right to die: why assisted suicide should be legal". It is illustrated by a snuffed candle with a smoking wick.

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Physician-Assisted Suicide is a ‘Failure of Moral Imagination’, says Los Angeles Archbishop
Last edited 25th June 2015

After the California Senate voted to legalise physician-assisted suicide in the state, Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H Gomez called it the wrong response to a “public health crisis”. Archbishop Gomez said: “The compassion that doctor-assisted suicide offers is hollow. And this legislation has dangerous implications for our state, especially for the poor and vulnerable.”


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