Canada's Euthanasia Law Condemned Amid Attempts to Remove Restrictions
Efforts are already underway to make Canada’s recently-passed euthanasia law more permissive. The law was passed by the Canadian Parliament only last month.
The British Columbia Civil Liberties Association has launched a legal challenge to the legislation seeking to have the provision in the euthanasia law that requires that the “natural death” of the person to be killed “must be reasonably foreseeable” struck down as unconstitutional. The Senate attempted to remove this requirement from the law but the House of Commons insisted that it remain.
This is likely to be the first of many court challenges to Canada’s euthanasia and assisted suicide law. The euthanasia lobby wants to extend euthanasia to “mature” minors, to people with dementia (through advanced directives), and to people with psychiatric conditions alone.
Bishop Douglas Crosby, president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, said the passage of the bill represented “the utter failure of government, and indeed all society, to care truly, authentically and humanely for the suffering and vulnerable in our midst.”
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