Monday, June 18, 2012

Dr Will Johnston on euthanasia.

My friend Dr Will Johnston on the decision in BC. I agree that it was the wrong decision , as I have previously said. Will Johnston: The wrong decision on assisted suicide Will Johnston, National Post Jun 18, 2012 – 4:23 PM ET On June 15, the British Columbia Supreme Court rendered a controversial judgment in the case of Carter vs. Canada, one that purports to create constitutional immunity for those who provide assistance to those seeking to kill themselves — a judgment that stands at odds with the Supreme Court of Canada’s Rodriguez ruling in 1993. The only saving grace is that doctors will not be scribbling lethal prescriptions any day soon: Current law will stand for at least a year (the sole exception being the plaintiff in this case, 64-year-old ALS patient Gloria Taylor). Let us hope that a higher court restores sanity to the issue before this 12-month period expires. Justice Lynn Smith determined that the ban against assisted suicide serves to discriminate against the disabled — and therefore runs afoul of the equality provisions in section 15 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms — because it prevents disabled people from getting the help they may need to kill themselves. But the Charter is meant to defend us against violations perpetrated by the state, not abet self-inflicted injuries or death.


Pissedoff said...

Ah yes the Turds charter of stupidity and wrongs. Then the dumb ones want his brain dead son to run Canada.

Roedy said...

The Catholic position on this question [physician assisted suicide being legal] is clear, human life is a gift from God. Therefore, as taught in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 2280, “We are stewards, not owners, of the life God has entrusted to us. It is not ours to dispose of.”
~ Richard W. Smith (born: 1959-04-28 age: 53), Archbishop of Edmonton, head of the CCCB (Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops)

∇ Smith freely admits his motivation is purely religious. He wants to force Catholic catechism on non-believers. Surely the constitution gives me freedom of religion and the freedom to reject his religion.

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