Category Archives: Assisted Suicide

Provincial-Territorial Group seeks death on demand

Living with Dignity is an non-profit, non-religious organization based in Quebec which opposes euthanasia and assisted suicide.  It describes its mission as follows: “… to protect the life and the inherent and inalienable dignity of people who have become vulnerable through … Continue reading

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Understanding euthanasia and assisted suicide

Action Life’s 2015 Annual General Meeting was held on November 24, 2015.  The meeting was well attended, and concluded with a presentation by Dr. Catherine Ferrier of the Physicians Alliance against Euthanasia.  Dr. Ferrier is a faculty member with McGill … Continue reading

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Euthanizing Canada

Mark Pickup is a Canadian living with multiple sclerosis. He is a long time defender of life and advocate for persons with disabilities. Action Life featured him as speaker at one of our public information meetings a number of years … Continue reading

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On euthanasia

Sharing photo from Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Following the February 2015 Supreme Court decision striking down the prohibition on euthanasia and assisted suicide in Canada, a ruling to come into effect in one year, the previous federal government announced in July … Continue reading

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Does anyone care?

Steven Passmore, a Canadian man with disabilities wrote this open letter to the prime minister expressing his concerns about the supreme Court decision on euthanasia and assisted suicide: Right Honourable Justin Trudeau Prime Minister of Canada November 17th 2015 “Abandoned, … Continue reading

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Do You Call This A Life?

Gerbert van Loenen, a Dutch journalist once “regarded euthanasia  as a symbol of Dutch progressiveness” but now “I have changed into a person who is more reserved on the subject “. Van Loenen ‘s book came about after noticing the … Continue reading

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Government panels on euthanasia and assisted suicide

  On July 17, the federal government announced the creation of an expert panel to examine the February 6th decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in Carter v. Canada which struck down the prohibition on euthanasia and assisted suicide. … Continue reading

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Sometimes choice is an illusion

Assisted suicide is presented by those who support it as a matter of autonomy and choice. But sometimes choice is an illusion. Vulnerable persons may be ever so gently steered in the direction of assisted suicide. It may also cause … Continue reading

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Dangers of assisted suicide and euthanasia

There is reason to be concerned about assisted suicide and euthanasia. Consider the following: Assisted suicide and euthanasia devalue the lives of people with disabilities or chronic illness. There is a disability prejudice underlying the push for these practices in … Continue reading

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After the Supreme Court decision in Carter, what comes next?

Life Canada, the national educational pro-life organization released this letter on April 2, 2015 following the decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in the Carter case: Open Letter to the Government of Canada re. Supreme Court Decision in the … Continue reading

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