Monday, November 21, 2011

More Opposition To Legalized Euthanasia In Canada

Here's a decent read opposing the possibility of legalized euthanasia in Canada. One minor correction: legal euthanasia in the Netherlands was initially intended for terminally ill patients suffering unbearable pain - not the elderly. (That came later),
Corbella: Doctor-assisted suicide is dangerous for us all
It’s been a sickly couple of weeks for life. This past Monday, a B.C. Supreme Court case kicked off in which five people are seeking the right to choose to be killed by a physician. The very next day, the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) released a report that urges the federal government to legalize assisted suicide in Canada. A summary of the End of Life Decision Making report states: “The evidence from years of experience and research where euthanasia and/or assisted suicide are permitted does not support claims that decriminalization will result in vulnerable persons being subjected to abuse or a slippery slope from voluntary to non-voluntary euthanasia.”
Wow. The RSC panel members must be really lousy researchers. At the very least, someone should teach them how to use Google. more

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