Legislative Committee on Euthanasia: Just Ignore the Law!

23 Mar 2012 Legislative Committee on Euthanasia: Just Ignore the Law!

ARPA Note: We provided a 12 page submission to this committee, urging them to see the dangers of euthanasia and assisted suicide. It is a sad and troubling day when our authorities urge the Attorney General to ignore the law and turn a blind eye to euthanasia. Please consider writing a letter to the editor of your local paper. You are welcome to borrow arguments from our submission.

Montreal Gazette, March 22 2012: A committee of the Quebec National Assembly unanimously recommended Thursday that rules be established to shelter from prosecution doctors who offer terminally-ill patients “medical assistance to die.” The Criminal Code of Canada prohibits euthanasia, making it an offence to counsel or assist someone to commit suicide, or to agree to be put to death. But the committee, composed of members from all parties in the assembly, has proposed that Quebec’s attorney general issue a directive so that doctors who help someone die, provided they respect a series of conditions Quebec would legislate, would not be prosecuted. Keep reading


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