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Margaret Somerville: Withdrawing artificial hydration and nutrition

Withdrawing artificial delivery of food and water to patients can be ethically complex It can be unethical to withdraw artificial hydration and nutrition and doing...

Sisters’ struggle reveals risk to disabled

Lost battle over end-of-life care reveals a growing problem as society ages, say grieving daughters.

WA archbishop calls out ‘smear’

Archbishop of Perth Timothy Costelloe SDB has spoken of his parents’ decline and death from cancer and called a “callous and unworthy smear” suggestions...

Monica Doumit: Don’t get sick in the Wild West

On Tuesday, Western Australia became the second Australian state to legalise euthanasia and assisted suicide, passing laws more liberal than those currently in operation...

Experts mourn ‘dangerous’ law

Experts dismayed at euthanasia laws passed by the WA Parliament on 10 December.

Philippa Martyr: Fault lines for Catholic agencies

Across Australia, we’ve seen a sudden upsurge in expanded abortion and euthanasia laws. Which is probably confusing, because you were probably under the impression that...

Bishop Peter Elliot: State agents of death

In Australia’s beautiful Garden State, on 18 June 2019, Voluntary Assisted Dying came into operation. Two years ago, VAD was narrowly approved by a...

The Lion who mauled the Fuehrer

When Aslan fought Euthanasia under the Nazis Blessed Augustus Clemens Von Galen (1878 - 1946) Born into a noble German family in Westphalia in 1878, Clemens...

Robert Assaf: Care neutralises euthanasia

Growing up in today’s society, the topic of suicide and mental health is at the forefront of the minds of governments and the public. Almost...

Medics oppose Euthanasia laws

A group of leading palliative care specialists in Western Australia have promised to not kill their patients even if assisted dying laws are passed...
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