Euthanasia: we can live without it
“Never suggest an inquiry unless you know the outcome beforehand.” A commonly used phrase in politics and, most likely, the kind of advice Sir Humphrey Appleby might have given Jim Hacker MP in the British political comedy, Yes Minister!
The Supreme Court must uphold legal protections for every Canadian.
Because there is no possible definition for psychological suffering, the Court has opened a Pandora’s Box.
This latest news from Alex Schadenberg's blog:
The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) held a national dialogue on end-of-life care in Canada that included 5 events between February 20 and May 27, 2014 and an opportunity for input from CMA members and Canadians in general.
The ink is hardly dry on the Canadian euthanasia law and, like the incoming tide, the pro-euthanasia lobby is already seeking to expand it.
'Your decision to die may help others who are dying - thank you for your generousity!'
This article from the National Post in the US looks at the recommendations of the Quebec parliaments report on euthanasia & palliative care.
Professor Somerville calls out the Canadian Medical Association on its contradictory position.
"if it is a right, it must be made available to everyone"
Bill 52 is undergoing a detailed review by a parliamentary committee. If this bill which is closely modelled on the Belgian legislation is passed, doctors will be in the untenable position of having to carry out euthanasia upon request.
This excellent article about the volta face of euthanasia pioneers from support to downright opposition written by Licia Corbella and published in the Calgary Herald.
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