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Euthansia and Suicide


The Case of Theresa Schiavo

A Catholic Guide to End-of-Life Decisions - An Explanation of Church Teaching on Advance Directives, Euthanasia, and Physician-Assisted Suicide - The National Catholic Bioethics Center

A Defense of Genocide (Cal Montgomery)

A Time to Live, A Time To Die--But is it for us to decide which is which? (Sidney Callahan)

Always to Care, Never to Kill: A Declaration on Euthanasia - Ramsey Colloquium of the Institute on Religion and Public Life in New York City

"Assisted Suicide & Death with Dignity: Past, Present & Future" 
Detailed, documented report about national and international developments. 

Assisted Suicide: How Should Catholics Respond?

(John Hymes)

"Assisted Suicide, Liberal Individualism, and Visceral Jurisprudence..." (Alaska Law Review, Vol 20, No. 2) Eric A. Johnson, Assistant Solicitor General, New York State Department of Law and former Chief Assistant Attorney General in Alaska Department of Law argues that a constitutional right to assisted suicide would have to be grounded on the detrimental assumption that disabilities make life less worthy of protection.

"Assisted Suicide: The Continuing Debate"
Extensively documented article about assisted suicide in the United States through December 2000. Includes initiative, legislative and court developments as well as statistics, background information, etc. 

Bioethics and Medical Humanities Texts - The New York State Task Force on Life and the Law has produced a number of reports over the past several years. The latest is an extensive review of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia. The full text of the report is available here.

Brief Reflections on Euthanasia (Fr. Frank A. Pavone)

Catechism on Euthanasia

Citizens United Resisting Euthanasia

Compassionate Healthcare Network CHN opposes euthanasia by actively defending the inherent value of all human life. CHN's work is international, and comprises of a network of people who provide speakers and workshops; research data pertaining to euthanasia, assisted suicide, palliative care, Advance Directives, (living wills and protective medical documents) and videos, to professionals, students, Churches, the government, lay organizations, and individuals.

Compulsory Sterilization

Current euthanasia law in the Netherlands (Brian Pollard)

"Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race" (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum exhibit) (Germany, USA)

Death and Dying Issues 1991 pastoral letter by Bishop James T. McHugh of Camden, New Jersey

Dutch Doctors Hasten Deaths of Sick Children With Euthanasia

(Steven Ertelt)

From Chapter 1, “Death Fundamentalism” (Wesley J. Smith)

Death: Natural or assisted?: A patient's guide to medical end-of-life issues  (Dr. Patrick Pullicino, M.D., PhD.

Declaration on Euthanasia

(Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith)

Development of Church Teaching on Prolonging Life

(Kevin O'Rourke, O.P.)  

Disabling Assisted Suicide (Wesley J. Smith)

Do not push gently into that good night (Rosie Dimanno)

Do You Need an Advance Directive?

Dying Cause (Wesley J. Smith)

Dying with real dignity (Joseph Campbell)

Eloquent Defense of Life Delivered in Canadian Parliamentary Debate    (Jason Kenney)

Ethics Updates: Euthanasia - Provides: 1. internet links relating to euthanasia; 2. survey of philosophical work on euthanasia; 3. summaries of recent articles on euthanasia; 4. discussion topics and term paper topics on euthanasia.

Eugenics to Euthanasia (Archbishop Charles J. Chaput)

Euthanasia - From the Queensland Right to Life. Includes: Legal Issues, Frequently Asked Questions, Help For Individuals, The Facts and The Fiction, News Items, merchandise.

Euthanasia (Brain Pollard)

Euthanasia (Lorenzo Canton)

Euthanasia Definitions (International Task Force on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide)

Euthanasia & Assisted-Suicide Measures in U.S. (1988-2005).

Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide:  Frequently Asked Questions

(Rita L. Marker and Kathi Hamlon)

Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: Seven Reasons Why They Should Not Be Legalized - An edited version of a Submission made by Luke Gormally to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee in Australia.

Euthanasia or Mercy-killing (Victor R. Claveau)

Euthanasia - The Roman Catholic view - Euthanasia suicide mercy-killing right-to-die physician assisted suicide living wills research

Euthanasia Definitions (International Task Force on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide)

Euthanasia Practices in the Netherlands (Dr. Brian Pollard)

Euthanasia: The Debate Continues - Sponsored by the Institute of Practical Philosophy at Malaspina University-College in British Columbia, Canada. Opposing articles by Bob Lane, who teaches philosophy at Malaspina, and Richard Dunstan, a long-time staff writer for the Free Press who is pursuing a graduate degree in Religious Studies at the University of British Columbia.

Euthanasia - The Roman Catholic view

Euthanasia or Mercy-killing (Victor R. Claveau)

Fact Sheets

Faithful For Life Approved by the Bishops' Pro-Life Activities Committee in June 1995

For the Love of Life 2000 pastoral letter by Bishop Sean P. O'Malley, OFM Cap. of Fall River, Massachusetts. The second half deals with euthanasia.

From Euthanasia to Infanticide (Rev. Joseph Tham, LC

Glossary Glossary of terms concerning "end of life" issues, prepared by Euthanasia Research and Guidance Organization.

Islam and Euthanasia

Legalized Euthanasia-An Enemy to Civilized Society (Archbishop Michael J. Sheehan).

Legalizing Euthanasia: Medical Perspectives on Death and Dying

To address some of the ethical issues raised by such legislation, the Center for Applied Ethics sponsored a symposium entitled Legalizing Euthanasia: Ethical Perspectives on Medicine and Dying. Principal speakers were Derek Humphry, founder and president of the Hemlock Society, and author of the current best-seller, Final Exit, a suicide manual for the terminally ill; and Richard Gula, S.S., Ph.D., a professor of moral theology at St. Patrick's Seminary in Menlo Park, California.

Life, Law, and Suicide (New York Task Force on Life and the Law)

Living in Australia - Site developed by David Ross in response to pro-euthanasia efforts down under.

Living with dignity (Alison Davies)

Nazi Euthanasia

New Name, Same Old Euthanasia Story (Wesley J. Smith)

No Authority can Justify Euthanasia (Pope Johm Paul II)

Non-Voluntary Euthanasia (Dr. Brian Pollard)

Not Dead Yet - Americans with Disabilities don't want your pity or your lethal mercy.

Now and at the Hour of Our Death 2002 Pastoral Letter from the bishops of Wisconsin

Ohio Right to Life. What's wrong with making assisted suicide legal? Euthanasia: A case of individual liberty? Jack Kevorkian's "final action" file on Hugh Gale. The AMA's response to Jack Kevorkian. What's all the fuss about tube feeding? History of Euthanasia in the Netherlands. Euthanasia in the Netherlands: Statistics. Withholding food and fluids FAQ. The Nazi euthanasia program.

On Combatting Abortion and Euthanasia Pope John Paul II in 1991

Oregon Releases Assisted Suicide Report, Pro-Life Doctors Group Worried (Steven Ertelt) March 19, 2006

Peter Singer: Architect of the Culture of Death (Donald DeMarco)

Principle of Double Effect

Principle of Proportionate and Disproportionate Means

Protective Medical Decisions Document (A durable power of attorney for health care.)

Questions and Answers about "Artificial Feeding" The ethical implications of withholding or withdrawing food and fluids.

Reverence for Life 2001 message for the twenty-first century from the Catholic Bishops of Japan

Ronald Reagan’s Rainbow (Paul Kengor)

Seeing Million Dollar Baby From My Wheelchair (Diane Coleman)

Sermon on Euthanasia delivered by Bishop Clemens August Count of Galen on August 3, 1941 in Nazi Germany

Seven Years of Assisted Suicide in Oregon:
What can be learned from seven years of official reports? (7/14/05)

Slippery Slope of Euthanasia for Children (Rev. Gonzalo Miranda)

Some Aspects of the Euthanasia Debate (Iain Benson))

Suicide: Gravity and Responsibility (Fr. William Saunders)

Symptoms of Dehydration - If all food and fluids are removed from a person, death by dehydration will occur.

T-4 Euthanasia Program (Tiergartenstraße 4) was the official name of the Nazi Germany eugenics program which forcefully conducted mass sterilizations and euthanasia upon "undesirable" elements of the population in Germany and Nazi-occupied territories. In total, an estimated 200,000 people were murdered as a result of the program.

The Euthanasia Debate in Canada (Peter Ryan)

The Gospel of Life - Pope John Paul II' 1995 encyclical Evangelium Vitae. See Chapter III, articles 64-67.

The Legal logic of Euthanasia (Michael M. Uhlmann)

The Legalization of Euthansia (Dr. Brian Pollard)  

The Mentally and Physically Handicapped: Victims of the Nazi Era

The Sin of Suicide (Fr. William Saunders)

'Thou Shalt Not Kill' (Victor R. Claveau)

To Live and Die in a Compassionate Community 1994 position paper issued by the Canadian Bishops Conference

U.S. Catholic Bishops - Pro-Life Activities

Violations Against the Dignity of Human Life - Doctor Assisted Suicide (Archbishop Michael J. Sheehan)

What the Catholic Church in England and Wales says about euthanasia

What is Euthanasia? (Dr. Brian Pollard)

What’s love got to do with it: The ethical contradictions of Peter Singer    (Peter Colosi)

When Death is Our Physician (Wesley J. Smith)

Which Medical Ethics for the 21st Century? (Dianne N. Irving)

Who decides when care is ‘futile’? (Wesley J. Smith)

Whose Right to Die? (Emanuel Ezekiel)

"Words, Words, Words" (Rita L. Marker & Wesley J. Smith)



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