Capital Punishment vs Assisted Suicide

Posted December 5, 2018 3:13 pm by Alex Schadenberg

Capital Punishment vs Assisted Suicide

Alex SchadenbergExecutive Director – Euthanasia Prevention CoalitionDr Kevin HayDr Kevin Hay, who is a family physician in Alberta, wrote an excellent op-ed titled: It’s illogical to ban capital punishment but allow doctor-assisted death that was published on November 28, 2018.What is most interesting about the article are the comparisons that Hay makes between capital punishment and assisted suicide. Hay wrote:So is it contradictory for a society to embrace voluntary euthanasia while banning the death penalty? (MAID in Canada is overwhelmingly by voluntary euthanasia rather than the optional assisted suicide). To answer that question we need to take those arguments used

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