Category Archives: Assisted Suicide

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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Supreme Court decision in Carter case

The Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in the Carter case is a devastating one in that it allows assisted suicide and euthanasia.  The Court struck down section 241 of the Criminal Code which forbids assisted suicide and section 14 which forbids … Continue reading

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No duty to refer for euthanasia or assisted suicide

Maurice Vellacott, Member of Parliament  for Saskatoon-Wanuskewin issued a press release on January 8 concerning physician referrals and conscientious objection. Mr. Vellacott wrote in anticipation of the Supreme Court decision possibly striking down the prohibition on euthanasia and assisted suicide. … Continue reading

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Protecting freedom of conscience and religion for physicians

Our submission to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario regarding its draft Policy on Professional Obligations and Human Rights follows: Action Life is a non-denominational  educational pro-life organization promoting respect for human life from conception to natural death. … Continue reading

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Protecting physicians from coercion

The Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons in the provinces of Ontario and Saskatchewan have introduced draft policies which if passed would require physicians to refer for services to which they object even if doing so would violate their conscience. We … Continue reading

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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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