(RNS) Euthanasia for terminally ill adults is legal — and popular — but opposition is growing now that it’s allowed for terminally ill children and people with severe mental illness.
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SALEM, Ore. — Peter Rasmussen supported Oregon’s Death with Dignity ballot measure in the 1990s, and his medical career at times took a hit from his controversial stance.
“Brittany Maynard’s death … made it a political issue for younger people, not just older people,” said medical ethicist Arthur Caplan.
STRASBOURG, France (RNS) Europe seems “somewhat elderly and haggard” and feels “less and less a protagonist” in the world, Pope Francis warned the European Parliament.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The pope has condemned the assisted suicide movement, which he considers to be a symptom of today’s “throw-away culture” that views the sick and elderly as a drain on society.
ROME (RNS) According to the survey published in the daily La Stampa this week, 61 percent of Italians support abortion. By comparison, only 44 percent of those surveyed said they supported face-lifts.