Supreme Court strikes down assisted suicide ban
Today is a monumental day in Canadian History – our highest court has struck down the law against assisted suicide in a unanimous ruling. This ruling set out specific circumstances where the Supreme Court has said assisted suicide IS constitutional. These circumstances are under a physician’s care, for consenting adults who determine they cannot tolerate the physical or psychological suffering brought on by a severe, incurable illness, disease or disability. This puts Canada among one of the few countries that allows assisted suicide in situations outside incurable illnesses.
I’m not sure what your thoughts are on this sensitive and emotional issue. Please take some time to read Gillian Bennett’s story in this touching letter posted by her son after she took her on life Dead at noon.
Me, personally? I say Thank God and a special thanks to all those families that have fought for this decision.