Just Catholic: If you think all the talk about slippery slopes is exaggerated, think again. Human life is increasingly disposable.
When Brittany Maynard became the youthful face of the right-to-die movement, she brought to the public table several fierce debates.
The leaders of Britain's faith communities have united to warn Parliament against the "grave error" of legalizing assisted suicide.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster and Anglican Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury joined 21 other of the most senior Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Zoroastrian and Jain faith leaders to protest the Assisted Dying Bill.
Belgian legislators voted to make their country the world's first to allow euthanasia for small children, despite vigorous opposition from the Catholic church and all main religious groups.
"We are saddened and fearful for the future after this vote to extend euthanasia to children without any age limit," said the Catholic bishops' conference.
Quebec's euthanasia Bill 52 will come to a vote in February, and the province's bishops say it "goes against the most basic human values and contradicts the very purpose of medicine."
"Bringing about a patient's death is not a medical act," the bishops said in a Jan. 23 statement.
"To cause death to a sick person is not to care for him," the bishops said. "A lethal injection is not a treatment. Euthanasia is not a form of care."