C277 Tag

26 Oct 2016 Palliative Care: A more dignified option

Support C-277 Last year the Supreme Court of Canada overturned hundreds of years of legal, medical, and moral precedent, when it struck down the Criminal Code prohibitions on assisted suicide in the Carter case.  The Supreme Court gave Parliament the task of creating a system in which some people may kill others in some circumstances. On June 17, Bill C-14 became law after bouncing back and forth between the Senate and House of Commons. This law formally legalized euthanasia and assisted suicide in Canada. While the law was being crafted, we were able to engage with this policy debate in a huge way. With your help and by God’s grace, our message resulted in some positive changes to the law and helped mitigate the evil that was being endorsed by many Canadians.
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