Majority of Canadians oppose forcing physicians and religious institutions to participate in euthanasia

Seniors and conscience rights (1)You can learn more at: http://lifecanada.org/images/National%20Polls/LifeCanada_Research_-_Doctor_Assited_Death_GENERAL_FINAL_HB1.pdf

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2 Responses to Majority of Canadians oppose forcing physicians and religious institutions to participate in euthanasia

  1. Dave Jackson says:

    Who is FORCING physicians to participate in euthanasia?
    Religious institutions that receive funding from Canadian taxpayers MUST participate in euthanasia.

    The Netherlands have an intelligent population and are far more advanced on the subject of Euthanasia than countries such as; United State, Canada, Australia etc.

    We should learn from them, particularly when considering the rights of the individual. Their 3.5% of deaths by Euthanasia is considerably smaller than the 11% from dysthanasia and Medical Errors, which are the 3rd leading cause of deaths in America.

  2. ActionLife says:

    In the Netherlands, patients have been killed by euthanasia without their consent. It is referred to as “termination without explicit request”. So much for autonomy and individual rights. The physician decides in these cases when a patient dies.

    No hospital should be forced to provide euthanasia or assisted suicide. Many Canadians want to receive care in a hospital where euthanasia is not practiced. The Charter of Rights and Freedoms has enshrined freedom of conscience and religion.

    In Ontario, the College of Physicians and Surgeons requires physicians with a conscientious objection to euthanasia to make an effective referral to another willing and accessible physician.For physicians with a conscientious objection, this referral makes them complicit in the death of the patient. The physician who will not kill the patient by lethal injection or give a prescription for a lethal dose of drugs is asked to find another physician willing to do so. This policy of forced referral constitutes coercion on the part of the College.

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