02/08/2013 12:23 EST | Updated 04/10/2013 05:12 EDT

Change My Mind: Should Assisted Suicide Be Legalized?


A legal panel in Quebec is urging the province to move ahead with legislation that would allow the terminally ill to seek "medical assistance to die." But while the prospect of giving suffering patients more options and more autonomy appeals to many, there remains an equally strong contingent opposed to any change in law that would legalize the killing of another human being.

Will Quebec legalize medically assisted end-of-life procedures?

Wanda Morris, Executive Director of Dying With Dignity, thinks it should -- she's sees it as a question of individual rights. But others -- including bioethicist Margaret Somerville -- say legally sanctioning euthanasia would endanger weak and vulnerable Canadians. and have a harmful impact on society.

What do you think? Before choosing a side, have a look at what Morris and Somerville have to say in our online debate. Then decide who makes the most convincing case, and cast your vote...