- Bishops' Official Applauds Justice Department Appeal Of Oregon Assisted Suicide Case (04-224)
November 10, 2004
A spokeswoman for the Pro-Life Secretariat of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops praised Attorney General John Ashcroft's petition to the Supreme Court in the Oregon assisted suicide case. The petition asks for a reversal of the 9th Circuit Appeals Court ruling which approved Oregon's use of federally controlled drugs to assist suicides.
- Bishops' Official Criticizes 9th Circuit Approval of Assisted Suicide in Oregon (04-099)
May 27, 2004
A spokeswoman for the Pro-Life Secretariat of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops criticized a ruling yesterday by a panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, striking down Attorney General John Ashcroft's directive that doctors in Oregon may not misuse federally controlled drugs to assist suicides.
- Catholic Organizations File Brief in Support of Attorney General's Position on Assisted Suicide (02-190)
October 1, 2002
In a friend-of-the-court brief filed in the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and other Catholic organizations supported an interpretive rule by the U.S. Attorney General that assisted suicide is not a legitimate medical practice under the Controlled Substances Act.
- Bishops' Spokeswoman Criticizes Assisted Suicide Ruling (02-065)
April 17, 2002
A spokeswoman for the Pro-Life Secretariat of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops criticized a ruling by a U.S. District Court Judge in Oregon which struck down Attorney General John Ashcroft's directive stating that doctors in Oregon may not misuse federally controlled drugs to assist suicides.
- Bishops' Head Hails Government's Decision on Assisted Suicide Using Federally Controlled Drug (01-192)
November 6, 2001
Bishop Joseph A. Fiorenza hailed today's directive by the U.S. Attorney General overturning a 1998 opinion which allowed federally controlled drugs to be used in physician-assisted suicide.
- Catholic Official Comments on Latest Oregon Assisted Suicide Report (01-030)
February 21, 2001
Richard M. Doerflinger, Associate Director for Policy Development in the Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, issued the following comment on the report today (February 21) by the Oregon Health Division on legally permitted physician assisted suicides in 2000.
- Cardinal Keeler Declares Bishops' Strong Support for Pain Relief Promotion Act (00-078)
April 6, 2000
In a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee, Cardinal William H. Keeler of Baltimore reaffirmed the Catholic Bishops' strong support for the Pain Relief Promotion Act.
- Cardinal Keeler Hails House Vote
on Pain Relief Promotion Act (99-247)
October 27, 1999
Cardinal William H. Keeler said today's overwhelming vote by the House of Representatives to approve the Pain Relief Promotion Act (HR 2260) "should mark a turning point in our nation's efforts to promote the comfort and dignity of seriously ill patients."
- Card. Keeler Urges House Support for Pain Relief Promotion Act (99-235)
October 18, 1999
Cardinal William H. Keeler of Baltimore urged the full House of Representatives to support the Pain Relief Promotion Act and help ensure its enactment this year.
- Catholic Bishops Strongly Support the Pain Relief Promotion Act, Conference Official Tells House Judiciary Subcommittee (99-154)
June 24, 1999
The Catholic Bishops of the United States strongly support the Pain Relief Promotion Act of 1999, according to testimony before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution by an official of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops (NCCB).
- Catholic Bishops Support the Pain Relief Promotion Act of 1999 (99-141)
June 17, 1999
Cardinal William H. Keeler of Baltimore announced that the National Conference of Catholic Bishops (NCCB) strongly supports the Pain Relief Promotion Act of 1999.
- Bishops' Spokesman Urges Support For Lethal Drug Abuse Prevention Act of 1998 (98-188)
September 12, 1998
The General Secretary of the Catholic Bishops' Conference has urged Congressional support for the Lethal Drug Abuse Prevention Act of 1998.
- USCC Official Comments on Justice Department Decision Concerning Use of Federally Regulated Drugs to Assist Suicides in Oregon (98-130)
June 5, 1998
Richard Doerflinger, Associate Director for Policy Development, Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities, National Conference of Catholic Bishops, issued a statement with respect to the decision announced today by the Department of Justice.
- Cardinal Law Comments on Assisted Suicides in Oregon (98-071)
March 27, 1998
Cardinal Bernard Law, Chairman of the Bishops' Committee for Pro-Life Activities, has issued a statement commenting on reports this week about the initiation of assisted suicides in Oregon.
- Cardinal Calls Oregon Vote 'Tragedy for All Americans' (97-243)
November 5, 1997
Cardinal Bernard Law, Chairman of the Bishops' Committee for Pro-Life Activities, called the decision by Oregon voters to retain the state law authorizing physician-assisted suicide "a tragedy for all Americans. Most of all it is a tragedy for seriously ill patients, who deserve better care for their real needs, not an invitation to suicide," he said.
- USCC, Other Groups, File New Brief in Oregon Assisted Suicide Case (97-125)
June 13, 1997
In a brief filed in the U.S. Supreme Court, the United States Catholic Conference and many other religious groups asked the high court to agree to review a case brought by those who say their fundamental rights, including the right of religious liberty, have been violated by Oregon's assisted suicide law.
- Cardinal Law Applauds Court for Protecting Terminally Ill (97-140)
June 26, 1997
Cardinal Bernard Law, Chairman of the U.S. Bishops' Committee for Pro-Life Activities, lauded the June 26 unanimous decision by the U.S. Supreme Court upholding laws against assisted suicide.
- Bishops' Counsel Says Assisted Suicide Decision 'Benchmark' (97-142)
June 26, 1997
Mark Chopko, General Counsel for the U.S. Bishops, called the June 26 Supreme Court decision denying a right to assisted suicide a "benchmark" to guide legislation in end-of-life issues.
- Support Urged for Assisted Suicide Funding Restriction Act (97-078)
April 9, 1997
In a letter to members of Congress, an official of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops (NCCB) urged support for the Assisted Suicide Funding Restriction Act.
- Cardinal Law Urges Congress to Oppose Physician-Assisted Suicide (97-049)
March 6, 1997
In testimony today, Cardinal Bernard Law of Boston has urged the U.S. Congress to oppose physician-assisted suicide.
- Oregon Decision Is Blow to the Vulnerable, Says USCC Official (97-046)
February 28, 1997
The General Counsel of the United States Catholic Conference (USCC) has issued a statement on the decision of the Ninth Circuit ordering reinstatement of the Oregon measure which allows physicians to facilitate the suicides of terminally ill patients.
- 'Life at Risk: A Closer Look at Assisted Suicide' Is Meeting Theme (97-024)
February 3, 1997
Life at Risk: A Closer Look at Assisted Suicide is the theme for an upcoming international conference exploring legal, medical, ethical and policy concerns about physician assisted suicide.
- Cardinal's Letter to Congress Cites Abortion, Suicide Concerns (97-025)
January 31, 1997
Cardinal Bernard Law of Boston called on Congress to put a stop to partial birth abortions and to defeat the Administration's proposal to spend an additional $123 million during the current fiscal year for organizations that promote abortion in developing nations.
- Support Urged for Demonstration by Persons with Disabilities (97-001)
January 3, 1997
On January 8 the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on the most fundamental question it has confronted in over two decades--whether the Constitution confers on seriously ill persons a "right" to receive suicide assistance from physicians.
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