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  • U.S. doctors take official stance against euthanasia

    by Samantha Gobba/WORLD News Service, posted Tuesday, September 26, 2017 (one year ago)

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    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BP) -- The American College of Physicians argues medicine's goal is not to control the manner and timing of death.

    Amid increasing attempts to legalize euthanasia at the state level, the nation's second-largest network of physicians officially spoke out against it last week.

    The American College of Physicians (ACP) wrote in a position statement published Sept. 19 in the Annals of Internal Medicine that the organization of 152,000 medical professionals stands against the legalization of physician-assisted suicide, "the practice of which raises ethical, clinical, and other concerns." Read More

  • Canada harvesting the organs of euthanasia patients

    by Samantha Gobba/WORLD News Service, posted Monday, March 27, 2017 (one year ago)

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    ONTARIO, Canada (BP) -- A recent push in Canada to encourage euthanasia patients to donate their organs appears to be working.

    In Ontario, the first province to report data, 26 people who died by lethal injection decided to donate tissue or organs since the Medical Aid in Dying Act (MAID) came into effect last June, according to the National Post. A total of 388 people have chosen to die by lethal injection in Ontario, over half of the 744 total Canadians who have been euthanized. Read More

  • Christian hospitals opt out of Canada's euthanasia law

    by Samantha Gobba/WORLD News Service, posted Wednesday, November 30, 2016 (2 years ago)

    WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Canada (BP) -- Two Christian hospitals in Winnipeg, Manitoba, have opted out of the assisted suicide law passed by Canada's government in June.

    Concordia Hospital, a Mennonite institution, and St. Boniface Hospital, a Catholic facility, announced they will not euthanize patients but agreed to refer those seeking assisted suicide to other groups that will. Read More

  • Teen is youngest legal euthanasia victim in Belgium

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, September 19, 2016 (2 years ago)

    BRUSSELS, Belgium (BP) -- A terminally ill 17-year-old has become the first minor to die of euthanasia in Belgium, the French news agency AFP reported Sunday (Sept. 18).

    Belgium lifted age restrictions on euthanasia in 2014, becoming the first country in the world to allow terminally-ill children of any age to choose death, as long as certain conditions are met.

    Neither the teen's identity nor medical condition prior to the procedure were ... Read More

  • Assisted suicide bill passed in Calif.

    by David Roach, posted Monday, September 14, 2015 (3 years ago)

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (BP) -- When California lawmakers passed an assisted suicide bill, a San Diego-area pastor says, they exceeded their authority by attempting to legislate in a realm governed by God.

    "It saddens me," said Rolland Slade, pastor of Meridian Baptist Church in El Cajon, Calif., "that in the state where I live and have grown up, the legislature has stepped outside of their authority and in essence said, 'We'll make decisions now. We'll enable people to make decisions in terms of life,' when that's God's decision. Read More

  • Colombia approves 1st death by euthanasia

    by Katlyn Babyak/WORLD News Service, posted Monday, July 13, 2015 (3 years ago)

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BP) -- Colombian officials have approved the country's first legal death by euthanasia. After a week-long legal battle, 79-year-old Ovidio Gonzalez exercised his "right to die" at a medical clinic on Friday (July 10), ending his battle with terminal throat cancer.

    Colombia became the first Latin American country and one of several countries worldwide to legalize assisted suicide in 1997. But the government delayed approving regulations until April, and no legal procedures were performed until now. Read More

  • Schiavo case, 10 years later, still a 'tragedy'

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, March 31, 2015 (3 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The 10th anniversary of Terri Schiavo's death has prompted discussions of marriage laws, the definition of a "good death" and even the pro-life record of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, an apparent frontrunner for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination. Read More