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    Default Canadian Prime Minister Seeks To Legalize Physician-Assisted Suicide

    The government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau introduced legislation on Thursday to legalize physician-assisted suicide for Canadians with serious medical conditions.

    The proposed law limits physician-assisted suicides to Canadians and residents, who are eligible to participate in the national health care system, preventing a surge in medical tourism among the dying from other countries. Assisted suicide is legal in only a few American states, including Oregon and Vermont.

    Under Canada’s proposed law, people who want to die will be able to either commit suicide with medication provided by their doctors or have the doctors administer the dose. Family members will be allowed to assist patients with their death.

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/15/wo...smtyp=cur&_r=0

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    Happy it's a free vote, happy they excluded minors, happy about some of the rules on it. Still uncomfortable with it but I always will be. Seems like a pretty reasonable bill. Should pass.

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    I wish they'd do the same here.

    First, let me make clear that I am talking about people who have made it plain that they want to be allowed to die, not bumping people off who may be perceived as an 'inconvenience'.

    We're all so happy to play God and interfere when it comes to prolonging life - no matter how painful, how futile, the torment experienced by patients, and no matter how desperate they are to end their suffering (often being very pragmatic in their request) and yet when it comes to something that may be THE most merciful, the most reasonable, we refuse to heed their pleas.

    Of course, the whole process has to be carefully scrutinised, but I think it's the height of cruelty to, for example, persist in keeping a person alive, no matter how horrible the means and consequences of doing so, if they have made a perfectly reasonable (and without duress) request to be helped to pass in peace and dignity.

    It upsets me greatly that people in the UK are forced to travel all the way to Switzerland to access assisted suicide, thereby having to leave behind their homes and loved ones, and undertake a difficult, often painful journey to die alone. It's just wrong. So, yes, I applaud Mr Trudeau's plans and hope that the UK government takes note.
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    Quote Originally Posted by It's Mike View Post
    Happy it's a free vote, happy they excluded minors, happy about some of the rules on it. Still uncomfortable with it but I always will be. Seems like a pretty reasonable bill. Should pass.

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    I wish they'd had it 4 years ago. My brother suffered so much and had no dignity whatsoever when he died from brain cancer.

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    cdnangel - I'm 'liking', but not LIKING, if you know what I mean.
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    one of these days. A woman can go get her unwanted unborn child killed, a person that's not happy with their sex can go get mutilated, but a person that's incurable can not choose to have their life ended painlessly.

    And are the Canadians copying us with the multiple Trudeaus?

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    Do you guys have 'right to try?'

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    Quote Originally Posted by dibblekins View Post
    cdnangel - I'm 'liking', but not LIKING, if you know what I mean.
    I know what you mean dibs! I just hope that in future they get some clauses in for people with dementia. Alzheimer's runs in the family, and so does longevity. I'm afraid I have my mother's brain, and I don't want my son to have to lose me twice like I'm having to do with her. :'(

 

 

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