- Jun 21, 2021
Currently, seven states and the District of Columbia allow assisted suicide — a physician-aided agreement to end a patient’s life based solely on the patient qualifying for death under state law — determined to be terminally ill or otherwise incapacitated in the state’s view.
New Zealand’s decision to legalize euthanasia puts the country on a “dangerous path” and brings “a new and unwelcome dynamic” into the lives of those facing terminal illnesses, according to says the ethics expert for the country’s Catholic bishops.
The Catholic Church has joined with religious leaders from all faiths and creeds across the country to denounce the federal government’s plan to make it easier to get medically assisted suicide in Canada.
A proposal to legalize medically assisted suicide in the Republic of Ireland goes further than other such laws in Europe, pro-life activists are warning.
Cardinal Antonio Cañizares of Valencia, said that the possible approval of the legalization of euthanasia, currently being discussed in the Spanish senate, would be a “major and historical defeat for the whole of Spain.”
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.
Patients who are terminally ill do not have a right to physician-assisted suicide, but their doctors can provide information and advise about medical aid in dying, a Massachusetts court has ruled.