Quebec court expands Canada’s euthanasia law by striking the terminal illness requirement. Euthanasia for psychological reasons are next.

Posted September 11, 2019 6:30 pm by Alex Schadenberg

Quebec court expands Canada’s euthanasia law by striking the terminal illness requirement. Euthanasia for psychological reasons are next.

Alex SchadenbergExecutive Director, Euthanasia Prevention CoalitionWhen it rains it pours.Today, a Dutch court expanded the euthanasia law by acquitting a doctor who euthanized a patient with dementia who resisted.Today, the Quebec Superior Court struck down the requirement that a person be terminally ill before they qualify for euthanasia in Canada. The Canadian Press (CP) reported: Quebec Superior Court has invalidated parts of the federal and Quebec laws on medically assisted dying laws, declaring them too restrictive and therefore unconstitutional. A judge today found the “reasonably foreseeable natural death” requirement of the Criminal Code, which prevents some people from accessing medical assistance

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