Last Friday the Supreme Court of the Canadian province of British Columbia (BC) ruled that the current law prohibiting physician-assisted suicide is invalid. Parliament was given a year to draft legislation allowing euthanasia, although the government has the option of appealing to Canada’s Supreme Court.
The decision came as a result of a case brought by Gloria Taylor, who suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Ethicist Margaret Somerville described the decision as “a very bad idea and a step backward for Canada and Canadian values, ethics and law". Visit this article by Fr. John Flynn to read more.