Published Friday, April 22nd 2016
Toronto Sun, Calgary Sun, Ottawa Sun, Winnipeg Sun and Edmonton Sun.
Prof. Ian Gentles, Research Director of the DeVeber Institutes for Bioethics and Social Research
Euthanasia and physician assisted suicide (physician assisted death) have been in the news lately. Here is just a few of the articles worth reading....
Cardinal Collins video response to Parliamentary Report: http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=cardinal+collins+video+%2b+euthanasia&view=detail&mid=5D1AEE3DBE11A681C7225D1AEE3DBE11A681C722&FORM=VIRE
Assisted dying report goes beyond scope, ignores evidence
David Baker and Trudo Lemmens
Check ethics at the door Re: Doctors’ Beliefs Must Not Impede Care: Ontario College, March 7. Published in National Post.
Something precious was lost when Ontario’s College of Physicians and Surgeons voted to strip doctors of their universally recognized right not to participate in an action that violates a properly formed conscience.
Its arrogance was nicely captured in the quote from past president Dr. Marc Gabel, who told the college counsel, “You cannot kick someone out of your office without care” — a slanderous mischaracterization of physicians who wish to bow out of the referral process for abortion and doctor-assisted killing. The vote took place the same day the Canadian Medical Association reportedly defended a physician’s right not to be forced to refer against his/her moral beliefs.
Legalized physician-assisted death will usher in such a fundamental change in practice “we simply cannot accept a system that compels physicians to go against their conscience as individuals on something so profound as this,” CMA president Chris Simpson said in an exclusive interview.