Category Archives: Assisted Suicide

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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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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