Canadian doctors – Obliged to Kill

Posted March 3, 2018 5:04 am by Alex Schadenberg

Canadian doctors – Obliged to Kill

This article was published in the Weekly Standard on March 2, 2018Wesley SmithBy Wesley SmithA court in Ontario, Canada, has ruled that a patient’s desire to be euthanized trumps a doctor’s conscientious objection. Doctors there now face the cruel choice between complicity in what they consider a grievous wrong—killing a sick or disabled patient—and the very real prospect of legal or professional sanction.A little background: In 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada conjured a right to lethal-injection euthanasia for anyone with a medically diagnosable condition that causes irremediable suffering—as defined by the patient. No matter if palliative interventions could significantly reduce

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