Category Archives: assisted suicide

Parliament roundly rejects assisted suicide

The Bill to legalise assisted suicide was lost by a vote of 330 to 118, a massive majority. More than 85 MPs spoke in the debate. Speaking afterwards, Fiona Bruce MP said: Parliament has made its voice clearly heard today, as MPs … Continue reading

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Resisting assisted suicide

Tomorrow the UK Parliament debates  a Bill tabled by the MP Robert Marris to legalise assisted suicide. The following is an excerpt from the new edition of a book by UK and US Catholic Voices coordinators Austen Ivereigh and Kathryn Jean Lopez called … Continue reading

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Anscombe Bioethics Centre publishes resources on assisted suicide

As the UK Parliament again prepares to debate an assisted suicide law, media stories are thick with claims and counter-claims about the effect of such a law — based on experience in those countries where it is legal. The problem is … Continue reading

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Lord Carey’s backing for assisted suicide perverts both the law and the Gospel

[Austen Ivereigh] The letter from religious figures in favour of assisted suicide in Saturday’s Telegraph  —  among them the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey — presents a curious theological argument. “There is nothing sacred about suffering, nothing holy about agony, and individuals … Continue reading

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