Ontario Appeals Court rules doctors don’t have right to remove life support

30 Jun 2011 Ontario Appeals Court rules doctors don’t have right to remove life support

TORONTO, Ontario, June 29, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – By REBECCA MILLETTE – In a decision that will have far-reaching effects for the province and all of Canada, Ontario’s Court of Appeal judges ruled today that doctors do not have the unilateral right to remove life-support from a patient.

In the Rasouli case, which was similar to the much-publicized Baby Joseph case, doctors at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre were seeking permission to remove life-support from 59-year-old Hassan Rasouli who, they said, was in a vegetative state, with no hope of recovery. Keep reading


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