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October 25, 2016  |  By GEORGE WEIGEL
This past summer, three elderly members of my summer parish in rural Quebec received a diagnosis of cancer at the local hospital, a small-town facility an hour's drive from cosmopolitan Ottawa and even farther from hyper-secular Montreal. Yet after the diagnosis had been delivered, the first question each of these people was asked was "Do you wish to be euthanized?" That is what the new Canadian euthanasia regime has accomplished in just a few months: It has put euthanasia at the top of the menu of options proposed to the gravely ill.
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August 24, 2016  |  By CONNIE PRATT

In November, Coloradans will be voting on a ballot initiative that would legalize physician-assisted suicide (PAS). In the following article, Catholic journalist Connie Pratt, a member of Holy Trinity Parish, rebuts common arguments and dispels common myths regarding assisted suicide.


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