Canada legalizes euthanasia for ARTHRITIS… what’s next?

Monday, July 10, 2017
By Paul Martin

by: Amy Goodrich
Monday, July 10, 2017

Euthanasia raises several moral dilemmas. Should people have the right to decide on matters of life and death? If at all, under what circumstances can euthanasia be justified? And is it right to end a person’s life when they are undergoing severe pain and suffering?

While some people think euthanasia shouldn’t be allowed because it could be abused and used as a cover for murder, others see it as an act of mercy to stop suffering and unbearable pain. Though a terminal condition and suffering are the main reasons for euthanasia, sometimes there are other reasons people want to end their life. These can include physical as well as psychological factors such as depression or being dependent. But where do you draw the line?

Last year, Canada legalized assisted dying for people enduring unbearable suffering. As noted by Life News, Canada’s euthanasia legislation (Bill C-14) is littered with imprecise terminology that causes confusion and leaves room for an uncontrolled expansion of the law without facing political pressure.

Earlier, the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition urged politicians to amend the confusing part that states euthanasia is legal if a person’s “natural death is reasonably foreseeable.”

Confusion about the “reasonably foreseeable” natural death in the assisted dying law

A 77-year-old woman with osteoarthritis, known as AB, has been living with the condition for over 30 years. Recently, her pain became unbearable and her doctor prescribed her opioid painkillers fentanyl and morphine. Shortly thereafter, she made it clear to her doctor that she had lived a long and happy life and wanted to die since the pain became too much.

“I will remain here in this room forever, in pain, until someone allows me to die,” AB wrote in an affidavit read out in court. “I have lived a good life and a long life… I simply want to quietly move out of life, end my intolerable suffering and go home to God.”

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