Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thoughtful Canadian Piece Against Euthanasia

Here's a very good piece that explains in detail while legalizing euthanasia in Canada will be disastrous.
Line between acts and omissions blurred, euthanasia critics argue
Decriminalization of assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia is an unethical alternative to redressing current deficiencies in palliative care in Canada, physicians, ethicists and patient advocates argue.
Decriminalization would offer a false choice so long as Canadians lack access to palliative care, the critics contended while panning the recommendation of the Royal Society of Canada panel report, End-of-Life Decision Making, which called for sweeping reforms to the Criminal Code on the grounds that there is no ethical distinction between assisted suicide or voluntary euthanasia, and withholding or withdrawing life-sustaining treatment from competent adults. more

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