Tuesday, January 10, 2012

How Canada's Disabled Will Be Affected If Assisted Suicide Is Legalized

Here’s a good piece about how people with disabilities will be affected if assisted suicide or euthanasia are legalized there.
Euthanasia: Another word for murder?
Euthanasia is once again in the spotlight.
The Carter case, now before the courts in B.C., seeks to legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide in Canada. It’s a constitutional challenge which seeks to legalize these practices as medical treatment and to be regulated within provincial health-care regulations.
On April 21, 2010, Canada’s parliament soundly defeated Bill C-384, which sought to amend the Criminal Code, allowing the right to die with dignity. It was a bad piece of legislation which, had it passed, would have directly threatened the lives of persons with disabilities. more

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