In this video, I have a discussion with four medical practitioners/caregivers in Canada about euthanasia, palliative care, and Canada’s MAID (Medical Assistance in Dying) legislation. To let your political representatives know about your concern with MAID, visit the website https://www.canadiansforconscience.ca/. ?
“Euthanasia.” The word derives from the Greek prefix “eu” or good, and “thanatos” or death. Hence, euthanasia promises a good death. But what is a good death? And what right do medical practitioners have to bring it about? These questions press themselves upon us with increasing urgency as various jurisdictions consider the adoption of new […]
Today I received a newsletter from the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada. The lead story described the EFC’s fight against active euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide in Canada. This certainly is an important ethical issue. But what irked me was the assumption behind the article that evangelicals are (and/or ought to be) against active euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide. […]
My earliest memory of Jack Kevorkian came with a feature article in Cornerstone Magazine. The year was 1990 and Dr. Kevorkian had just entered the national spotlight after assisting in the suicide of Alzheimer’s patient Janet Adkins. The magazine’s feature interview left quite the impression. And it was deeply unsettling. Here was a man who was calling for […]
“We tried universal illegal abortion and the results were quite horrific.” That statement was written by one of my faithful readers named Beetle and it is worth some reflection. It is worthy of that reflection because it provides a handy rehash of that most venerable and visceral of pro-choice arguments: the coat hanger argument. That argument seems […]