[lbo-talk] Canada's physician-assisted dying debate has only just begun

Marv Gandall marvgand2 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 29 11:29:25 PST 2018

The Globe and Mail has a long but superb account about how a handful of physicians and lower courts are slowly expanding Canada’s restrictive physician-assisted dying law.

Faced with the continued resistance of the conservative medical establishment and religious authorities, Globe reporter Sandra Martin concludes that further legislative change is still needed to make medical assistance in dying readily accessible to all - “especially in terms of the vague ‘reasonably foreseeable natural death’ criteria, the exclusion of mental illness and bizarre faith-based institutional exemptions.”


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