- Mar 29, 2020
Catholics in Northwest Indiana are organizing to raise awareness about the ongoing efforts in the state Legislature to legalize assisted suicide.
Protesters gathered Thursday outside Portugal’s parliament where lawmakers were due to debate proposals that would allow euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill people.
Spanish and Portuguese church leaders rejected plans to legalize euthanasia in their traditionally Catholic countries, and urged broad discussions of such proposals before they are considered by legislators.
Spain’s parliament has endorsed an effort by the new Socialist-led government to legalize euthanasia and doctor-assisted suicide.
Canada’s Catholic bishops warn that the expansion of assisted suicide is “deeply troubling.”
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.