Monday, May 28, 2012

Justifying euthanasia in Quebec

Critics of province's Dying with Dignity report says provisions are cause for alarm
The cover of Quebec's Select Committe on Dying with Dignity report.
The B.C. Catholic has an article from Eric W. Mauser of the Catholic Times Montreal about a report that quotes euthanasia and physician assisted suicide as "medical aid in dying:"
The recommendations of the Select Committee on Dying with Dignity have been tabled and the first round of public consultation concluded, but the most important public debate is yet to take place, according to the English Speaking Catholic Council (ESCC) and like-minded organizations.

The committee’s report recommended expansion of palliative care in Quebec asked the National Assembly to legalize euthanasia and physician assisted suicide, which the report calls "medical aid in dying."

While there is near unanimous approval for improving palliative care throughout the province, the provisions for "medical aid in dying" are cause for alarm, some groups say.
Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website.

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