A Letter from the Physicians’ Alliance Against Euthanasia
The League thanks CCRL board member Dr. Nicholas Newman, and the Physicians’ Alliance Against Euthanasia for the following letter.
It was originally published in the French language newspaper La Presse, on December 10, 2016.
Dr Nicholas Newman, orthopedic surgeon, Montreal
At the beginning of November, physicians from one of Montreal’s hospitals received a letter from the Professional Services Directorate, in which they were told of the “need [for] additional physicians for medically assisted death.”
Already, the friendly tone of the letter asking for the “help” of refractory physicians for euthanasia markedly contrasts the political discourse of the past months. However, the pleading tone of