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Canadian Judges Impose Euthanasia on Parliament

Last edited 25th June 2012

Canadian Judges Impose Euthanasia on Parliament

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.

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Peter Shafton
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Peter Shafton wrote at 3:30am on June 27th 2012
Thank you Father for a well-researched and well written article.
Unfortunately we have another example of those in authority following the wrong leadership.
I was listening to a talk against abortions by one of my favorite internet evangelists the other day, he told us that Satan was actually not interested in killing babies – they would grow up and eventually die like all of us - but he was really interested in making murderers out of those who promoted abortions. In this case, we can easily see Satan’s demands being carried out again.
What double standards – The death penalty not considered because mistakes may be made. How can the Canadian Supreme Court guarantee no mistakes will be made in the case of euthanasia?
When man plays God like this, he is asking for trouble, isn’t he?