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Victorian euthanasia vote a cause for lament, says Australian primate

The upper house of the state parliament in Victoria has approved a Bill to legalise assisted suicide despite a campaign by church leaders.

23 November 2017

Euthanasia rejected in one Australian state, debate rages in another

The state parliament of New South Wales has rejected a bill to legalise euthanasia; while a debate in Victoria was adjourned until Tuesday.

17 November 2017

Melbourne Anglicans urge state government to drop euthanasia bill

The Melbourne Diocesan Synod has urged politicians in the state of Victoria not to legalise medically assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia.

25 October 2017

Church leaders unite to speak out on euthanasia move

Seven Christian leaders in the Australian state of Victoria are calling on the premier to reconsider plans to legalise assisted suicide and euthanasia.

16 August 2017

NZ Churches take anti-euthanasia campaign to parliament

Members of New Zealand’s InterChurch Bioethics Council have made an oral submission to a parliamentary committee on their opposition to assisted suicide.

23 September 2016

Church report accepts physician-assisted dying as new reality

In a nod to changing times, the Anglican Church of Canada’s latest report on physician-assisted dying, rather than opposing the practice, recognises it as a reality. 

14 June 2016

NZ Bishops add voice to euthanasia opposition

Nine New Zealand bishops have made a submission to the country’s Parliament urging no change to the law where the “right to die” is concerned. Their intervention follows a similar submission last week from the ecumenical InterChurch Bioethics Council.

02 February 2016

NZ churches oppose physician-assisted suicide

The ecumenical body which advises church members of the “spiritual, ethical and cultural issues connected to biotechnology and related issues” in New Zealand has responded to a government consultation by stressing its opposition to the introduction of “physician-assisted suicide.”

28 January 2016

Abp Welby and churches unite in opposition to assisted suicide law

Church leaders, including the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, have spoken out

11 September 2015

Lambeth Conference takes stand against euthanasia

Lambeth Conference takes stand against euthanasia

The Lambeth Conference has taken a strong stand against euthanasia, arguing that it should not be "permitted in civil legislation."

07 August 1998

 

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