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The Iowa Catholic Conference is a part of the Iowa Coalition for Ethical Care, which opposes the legalization of assisted suicide. The coalition sent a letter to legislators late last year in opposition to House File 533. In the letter, the coalition says “In short, this attitudinal...

Iowa Coalition for Ethical Care, which opposes the legalization of assisted suicide. The coalition sent a letter to legislators earlier in the session. Here's a copy of the letter. ...

The Iowa Coalition for Ethical Care is an alliance dedicated to preventing the legalization of assisted suicide. Many of us interact on a regular basis with individuals who are older, have disabilities or who are suffering from a terminal illness. We believe they would be...

Assisted suicide is not as dignified as it seems. Please check out our flier on proposed Iowa legislation for more information.   Iowa-AssistedSuicide-final 2017...

Brittany Maynard's choice is not death with dignity Debra Saunders10:36 a.m. EDT October 15, 2014 (Photo: AP ) I'd like to think that if I got the bad news that Brittany Maynard received — terminal cancer with a prognosis of less than six months left to live —...

In a Sept. 21 column, David Orentlicher proclaims that Indiana can feel comfortable with “aid in dying.” Not if you’re a Hoosier with a disability. Although Dr. Orentlicher claims assisted suicide is not designed “to hasten the deaths of the disadvantaged,” and references the “absence...

As a patient suffering from Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type II, Wisconsin teenager Jerika Bolen spent most of her time in a wheelchair using a ventilator to breathe. She decided to end treatment and died in late September, spurring a new round of the right-to-die debate....

Orlando Sentinel Nov 13, 2016 By: Frederick J. White While deeply committed to effective relief of the pain and suffering of the terminally ill, the American Medical Association has long held a position that I share — that physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia are “fundamentally incompatible with the physician’s...