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2776 S. Arlington Mill Dr.
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Arlington, VA 22206

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Q&A with the Scholars: Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia

Richard Doerflinger, M.A., is a Public Policy Fellow with the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Ethics and Culture and an Adjunct Fellow in Bioethics and Public Policy at the National Catholic Bioethics Center in Philadelphia. He was formerly Associate Director of the Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, where he worked for 36 years.

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January 30, 2017
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Proposal to Expand Euthanasia in the Netherlands

In 2002, the Netherlands became the first country in the world to decriminalize euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide (PAS) for patients who meet criteria set forth by the law, such as that they endure “unbearable” suffering with “no prospect of improvement.” Now the Dutch government is pushing to expand eligibility to include individuals who have no medical condition but nevertheless feel that their life is completed.

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Give Me Liberty and Give Me Death?

Death by euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide is primed to take off in Canada, as Parliament passed Bill C-14 on June 17. The law, which establishes guidelines under which Canadians can receive assistance in killing themselves or be euthanized by medical personnel, received royal assent the same day. Royal assent can be supplied by the Governor General and does not denote approval by Buckingham Palace.

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A Plea for True Compassion: Against Assisted Suicide

By Jacqueline H. Abernathy, Ph.D. On September 11, California legislators passed Assembly Bill X2-15, the "End of Life Option Act," which legalizes physician-assisted suicide. If the bill is not vetoed by California Governor Jerry Brown within 31 days of its passage, the bill will become state law. Here is an open letter written to Gov. Brown by CLI Associate Scholar Dr. Jacqueline Harvey, Ph.D. urging him to veto the bill.

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PRESS RELEASE: New Paper Warns Against Expansion of Physician-Assisted Suicide in the U.S.

As an increasing number of states weigh the legalization of physician-assisted suicide, a new paper released by the Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) elaborates the arguments against the practice, citing numerous abuses. Award-winning author Wesley J. Smith examines how assisted suicide impacts the states and countries where it has been legalized, particularly legalization’s effect on medical ethics and patient care.

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Assisted Suicide Is Not Compassion

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Study: More Than 1,000 Deaths “Hastened without Patient’s Explicit Request” in Belgium

According to the report published last month in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), potentially more than one thousand deaths in Belgium were “hastened [by a doctor] without an explicit request from the patient.” A similar study by the same primary author showed that in 70% of the cases in which doctors decided to hasten death without consent, the patient was comatose.

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Quebec Legalizes Euthanasia, Compromises Conscience

Late last week, a radical new Euthanasia bill passed into law by a free vote in the National Assembly in Quebec.  The bill, Bill 52, passed Thursday afternoon, by a margin of 94 to 22 with no abstentions.

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