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Canada goes the way of Oregon on assisted suicide

ww10 Wrote: Jun 21, 2012 7:34 AM
Crap article! You have the right to end your life when it becomes so painfull you don't want to live. Pain managment doctors are being put in jail for giving out pain drugs. They can no longer stop the pain for many injuries and illnesses. Its you life and you can choose to end it when you want!
The Perspective Wrote: Jun 21, 2012 4:02 PM
But no one should be able to hire someone else to do the killing and gain the endorsement of the government.
Rich Grise Wrote: Jun 21, 2012 4:24 PM
You should be able to hire virtually anyone for any task, and screw the government!
Happy Jake Wrote: Jun 21, 2012 11:50 AM
Under what theory does one have the right to end one's own life? Where is that enshrined in the Constitution? Or in Scripture? There's lots of talk about it, but no one ever says where that "right" comes from.
Rich Grise Wrote: Jun 21, 2012 4:23 PM
"Under what theory does one have the right to end one's own life?"

This one: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

http://www.ushistory.org/declaration/document/

After all, if you aren't the owner of your own life, then who, exactly, is?
johnm h Wrote: Jun 21, 2012 7:49 AM
You, not the state, nor a self interested family member. An nstance of a Dr unfairly jailed would make your argument stronger. Patients are routinely overdossed with pain killers toward the end. People make choices. Do we want to embody these choices in law? Make it some kind of noble gesture? Why? This all part of the deconstruction practiced by the left everywhere always. Why? Because the notion of the dignity of each human is religious and is also the basis of our constitution and the notion of limited government.

Last week, the British Columbia Supreme Court emulated the state of Oregon’s assisted suicide law via a decision in Carter v. AG Canada, which “carves exceptions into the laws allowing Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia in Canada.”

Making matters even worse, the court did this against the expressed will of Canadians as demonstrated over the last 20 years.

For example, in 1993 the B.C. Supreme Court upheld the prohibition against assisted suicide in Rodriguez v. AG BC and in 2010, the Federal Parliament of Canada “overwhelming defeated” pro-euthanasia legislation (Bill C-384).

Thus, the ruling in Carter not only signifies...