Category Archives: Assisted Suicide

Sliding down the slippery slope of euthanasia

A letter writer to the Ottawa Citizen approved of Steven Fletcher’s bills which would legalize assisted suicide and euthanasia. Many persons with disabilities fear and reject these practices. The Council of Canadians with Disabilities has spoken out against Mr. Fletcher’s bills. Whether … Continue reading

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Beware euthanasia and assisted suicide

Sharing photo from Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Senate Bill S-225 based on Member of Parliament Steven Fletcher’s bills would legalize both assisted suicide and euthanasia. It would permit euthanasia by lethal injection and assisted suicide by lethal prescription. Many persons with … Continue reading

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Euthanasia

The legalization of euthanasia and assisted suicide would fundamentally alter the role of physicians and could adversely affect the doctor patient relationship. Many physicians oppose euthanasia and assisted suicide. They do not wish to be involved in killing patients by … Continue reading

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Council of Canadians with Disabilities rejects assisted suicide bills

Member of Parliament Steven Fletcher introduced two private member’s bills to legalize assisted suicide in March 2014. We would like to share with you this press release issued in response to Mr. Fletcher’s proposal by the Council of Canadians with … Continue reading

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An open letter to Canadians from the Physicians’ Alliance against Euthanasia

Open Letter from http://collectifmedecins.org/en/open-letter/ Open Letter to the Canadian People on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide Dear fellow Canadians, On Wednesday October 15th the Supreme Court of Canada will hear the appeal in the Carter case. It will decide whether the Criminal … Continue reading

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The slippery slope of euthanasia and assisted suicide

The Québec government’s Bill 52 does not restrict euthanasia to the terminally ill. It would allow people who have a serious and incurable illness, who “suffer from an advanced state of irreversible decline in capability” or those who are in … Continue reading

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“Palliative” Care and Assisted Suicide Only Options for some Oregon Patients

  Oregon is spending $3.2 million on an ad campaign for the Affordable Care Act to increase enrollment in the new “Cover Oregon” health insurance exchange. Meanwhile, the state is taking steps “that would deny life-saving treatments” to low-income residents … Continue reading

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Euthanasia and assisted suicide: Let’s not go there

In spite of evidence provided by studies which show that patients are euthanised without their request or consent in the Netherlands and Belgium, euthanasia and assisted suicide advocates ignore the data and keep on saying that safeguards will protect patients. … Continue reading

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Legalizing Euthanasia and Assisted suicide Would Affect Society not just Individuals

  The deaths of two Canadian women made headlines in recent months: the February suicide of Ruth Goodman, a Vancouver social activist who supported the legalization of assisted suicide; and the physician-assisted suicide in Switzerland in April of Susan Griffiths, … Continue reading

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Danger Ahead!

In January 2013, Mme Véronique Hivon, minister with the government of Québec announced the government’s plan to allow “medical aid in dying” before the summer. The word euthanasia was not used at the press conference but nonetheless, it is clear … Continue reading

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