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Euthanasia “will never be a free choice”: HOPE founder Paul Russell

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ON March 31, Australia’s Federal Health Minister Sussan Ley confirmed she did not support euthanasia. Ms Ley was speaking at an event in Brisbane organised by the Committee for Economic Development of Australia. A short report on News.com.au said: “I am the Health Minister and I do not support euthanasia,” Ms Ley told a CEDA event. “I, however, recognise that we should ... Read More »

Assisted suicide: The pro-death view of life

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THE debate over the legalisation of voluntary euthanasia or assisted suicide is one that often comes to the forefront of current affairs with the arrival of particular cases or personal stories. Such is the case with a story published recently in Australia, which detailed the story of one couple who, both of sound mind, had always intended to end their ... Read More »

Dying people deserve respect and care

AUSTRALIANS must look to “a genuinely compassionate response” rather than support the “lethal dose” of euthanasia, the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference urged Catholics today. The Bishops requested Australian Catholics be educated on euthanasia “and the dangers it poses to society” with a new pamphlet titled ‘Real care, love and compassion – the alternative to euthanasia’. Since 2014, the Australian Bishops ... Read More »

Euthanasia threatens improvements in end-of-life care, experts say

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LEGALISING euthanasia risks undermining people’s access to loving, holistic care as they face the natural end of their life, many experts at a Vatican conference said. As more parts of the world, like in Quebec last year, passed right-to-die legislation allowing the terminally ill to request lethal drugs, euthanasia was being treated as if it were a legitimate form of ... Read More »

The Catholic Loop | January 21, 2015

The Catholic Loop – Today’s news headlines for the busy Catholic | January 21, 2015 Brisbane Filipinos praised Pope Francis’ recent visit to the their country, saying it has given their people greater faith. Belgian university lecturer Tom Mortier will speak at an international symposium on euthanasia and assisted suicide in Adelaide in May. Western intervention is needed to stop ... Read More »

The Catholic Loop | January 08, 2015

The Catholic Loop – Today’s news headlines for the busy Catholic | January 08, 2015 Three gunmen killed at least 12 people at a satirical weekly French newspaper last night, raising Holy Father Pope Francis’ “firmest condemnation” against physical and moral violence. The Vatican will contribute $3.5 million to support those affected by the Ebola outbreak. Egypt’s Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi ... Read More »

Pope calls abortion, euthanasia, IVF sins ‘against God the creator’

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POPE Francis denounced a “false compassion” that would justify abortion, euthanasia, artificial reproduction technologies and medical research violating human dignity. And he urged medical doctors to “go against the current” and assert “conscientious objection” to such practices, which he called sins “against God the creator”. The Pope made his remarks on November 15 in a meeting with members of the ... Read More »

Dying is terrifying, that’s why we need courage

By Karna Swanson  BEFORE 29-year-old US citizen Brittany Maynard took her own life on November 1, choosing to avoid the pain and suffering caused by an aggressive and large brain tumor, she left the world with a clear message — don’t be afraid of assisted suicide. In the weeks leading up to her own suicide, Brittany advocated for giving others ... Read More »

Euthanasia and palliative care

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By RAY CAMPBELL IN Australia we seem to be  constantly debating the issue of euthanasia and assisted suicide. It is as if the proponents of euthanasia want to simply wear down those opposed, by simply shouting loud and long enough. But we also see various members of the medical profession coming out and speaking in favour of euthanasia and/or assisted ... Read More »

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