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Politics & SocietyNews
Caroline De Sury — OSV News
French deputies began debating a highly permissive “end of life” bill on May 27, despite strong opposition from Catholic bishops and concerns about undermining palliative care.
Statistician Ryan Burge set out to learn how many Catholics agree with church teachings on three key pro-life issues: abortion, euthanasia and the death penalty. The answer? Fewer than 1 percent.
Politics & SocietyThe Weekly Dispatch
Kevin Clarke
A court decision in Canada crossed a regrettable, if predictable, redline. For the first time, a young woman successfully applied to proceed with medical assistance in dying based on her autism diagnosis.
A hospice nurse (seated in a chair) cradles the hands of an elderly male hospice patient (sitting in a bed). (iStock)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Michael D. Connelly
Physician-assisted suicide can seem like an easy fix to a health care system reluctant to deal with end-of-life issues. But there are other options, including hospice care, that patients deserve to know about.
FaithFaith and Reason
Noël Simard
The legalization of euthanasia in Canada—so-called medical assistance in dying, or MAID—challenges our common values and shakes the very foundations of our living together.
a man with grey hair in a white medical coat poses for a headshot
John Burger - OSV News
Dr. Michael Brescia, who prescribed love as an antidote to calls for assisted suicide, died at his home in Yorktown Heights, New York, surrounded by immediate family the evening of April 19. He was 90.