QUEBEC ASSISTED SUICIDE

Assisted Suicide Is a Crime; Aid in Dying Is Humane

Last week the government of Quebec announced plans to recognize aid in dying as a legal and protected medical practice in the province. Assisting a suicide -- to maliciously goad a mentally-ill person to act on his self-destructive impulses -- should be understood as a crime. Aid in dying should be understood as medical practice.
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'Dying With Dignity' In Quebec

The Quebec government says it will proceed with so-called "dying with dignity" legislation aimed at allowing doctors to help some terminally ill patients end their lives. A provincial panel of legal...