Euthanasia: we can live without it
"I do not know if that technically constitutes contempt of court. But I do know a very contemptuous nose thumbing when I see it."
It is precisely this existential suffering and not pain that informs these decisions. These matters, perhaps even more than pain itself, can be dealt with in less drastic ways.
For both principled and practical reasons, the Supreme Court of Canada should maintain the country’s legal ban on euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide.
This excellent summary on the Quebec law from Wesley Smith:
The poison has jumped across the Atlantic from Netherlands and Belgium: Quebec has legalized active euthanasia.
On the eve of the court case challenging the Quebec euthanasia law, Catherine Frazee talks about the inherent prejudice.
The Canadian Government has released its statement to the Canadian Court ahead of its appeal of the Carter judgement that sought to force the government to overturn the longstanding prohibition of Assisted Suicide
The primary reason given by patients concerned the loss of autonomy – and not the unbearable pain that was conveniently sold to us from the beginning.
Canadian surgeons harvesting organs from euthanised patients
Canada is on the verge of instituting the most radical culture of death in the world.
Advocates of assisted suicide have already served notice they will challenge the legislation in court: because it does not apply to children, or the mentally incompetent.
"Unfortunately, the federal report released yesterday recommends exactly the opposite, and proposes the world’s most open-ended regime with arguably the lowest safeguards."
This bill provides the perfect cover for acts of murder by enabling “other people” who directly participate in the act.
On December 13, the government announced that it was initiating studies onto 'requests by mature minors, advance requests, and requests where mental illness is the sole underlying medical condition.'
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