Wednesday, April 9, 2014

End-of-life dialogue moves across Canada

Doctors, nurses, caregivers, and others supply varied views at Vancouver stop
In what almost seems to be becoming an outmoded view of end-of-life care, a close friend sits with a dying person with medical staff readily available. CNS photo / Nancy Phelan Wiechec.
The Canadian Medical Association is on a country-wide tour to find out what people in this country think about end of life issues like euthanasia and palliative care. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Lawyers warn of global push for 'gender identity' language
Trafficking survivor Tysheena Rhames reacts to U.S. President Barack Obama's speech about her before he signs a Violence Against Women bill. U.S. bishops said they could not support the rewritten bill because of its references to "sexual orientation" and "gender identity." Even straightforward issues manage to include unacceptable "SOGI" principles. CNS photo / Larry Downing, Reuters.
Attorneys working for human rights at the United Nations and other global organizations note a growing trend to introduce "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" language, as well as abortion rights, into international law. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Quebec Liberal victory gives reprieve from euthanasia push

Margaret Somerville, founding director of the Centre for Medicine, Ethics, and Law at McGill University in Montreal, is pictured in an undated photo. CNS photo / courtesy McGill University.
The surprisingly strong Quebec Liberal victory April 7 means euthanasia is off the table, at least for now, and signals a greater openness to religious Quebeckers, say informed observers. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

1 comment:

  1. Not sure about that last bit, that euthanasia is off the table. In February the federal Liberals voted at their National Convention to decriminalize assisted suicide, so if Quebec Liberals follow their lead...look out.


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