Posts Tagged ‘asssisted suicide’

Religious leaders urge MPs to reconsider euthanasia bill Comments 0

Thursday, November 7th, 2019

Religious leaders from a number of New Zealand’s faith traditions have written a joint letter to members of Parliament expressing their grave concerns about passing the End of Life Choice Bill. The bill, due for its third and final reading next Wednesday, 13 November, “gives people with a terminal illness the option of requesting assisted Read more

Catholic hospital ordered to provide assisted-suicide services Comments 0

Thursday, September 26th, 2019

A Catholic hospital in Nova Scotia must provide physician-assisted suicide assessments to eligible patients who request them, the province’s public health service has ruled. St. Martha’s Regional Hospital will now perform assessments for patients seeking medical assistance in dying at its hospital, said Tim Guest, vice president of the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA). The Read more

Are Catholics allowed to have a view on ethical matters? Comments 0

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

I was surprised that you printed the column written by Martin Hanson in Saturday’s paper under the heading of “Assisted Dying: the right to choose”. The article could more correctly have been headed “Why Catholics have no right to speak up on ethical matters” because that is what Mr Hanson was writing about. Read Msgr Frank Read more

Euthanasia assisted suicide – video examines complexities Comments 0

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

The Nathaniel Centre has produced an 8 minute video, “Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: Real Life Implications”. It is designed to stimulate discussion and help viewers appreciate the complexity of the issue by raising questions that are often not explored in the overly simplistic and emotive way that the debate is too often presented by New Zealand media. In the Read more