On February 6, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the ban on euthanasia and physician assisted suicide in Canada is unconstitutional. This ruling paves the way for the legalization of euthanasia and physician assisted suicide throughout the entire country.
At the same time in Ontario, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) has put forth a change in policy proposal that will take away the freedom of conscience rights of Ontario’s physicians and surgeons. The CPSO is inviting public discussion before determining its final ruling.
The nightmare of legal euthanasia/physician assisted suicide combined with no conscience protection for doctors is too frightening to think about. The most vulnerable in Canadian society will have no protection.
The Catholic Doctors’ Guild asked Catholic Insight to write an online article informing and asking individuals to register their support for the freedom of conscience rights of doctors. The article is on my blog at Catholic Insight.
If you live in Ontario please read the article (here) and object to the proposed policy change. Send it to everyone you know who lives in Ontario and ask them to do the same.