Agree or Disagree: Legalizing euthanasia is unnecessary and dangerous.


Agree or Disagree: Legalizing euthanasia is unnecessary and dangerous.

You may have heard today that Quebec tabled a new “right to die” legislation today.

In the National Post, Junior health minister Veronique Hivon is quotes as saying this.

This bill is a response to the demands of Quebec society, a society that has conducted a thorough reflection on the end of life and which is committed to work for the welfare of everyone,” Hivon said.

“Considering the interest and hope raised by the work of the special commission on dying with dignity and the unanimity of its recommendations, we have a responsibility as a government to deal with it.”

In the video above, the group Physicians Alliance for the Total Refusal of Euthanasia called it unnecessary and dangerous.

“I took an oath. I’m not supposed to kill people,” said Gerald van Gulp, a palliative care and emergency room doctor, at a news conference at Montreal’s Hotel Dieu Hospital Wednesday afternoon held by the Physicians’ Alliance for the Total Refusal of Euthanasia.

“You have to call a spade a spade. When the intent is to inject a lethal drug, a poison, it is a homicide” 

What do you think? Is this unnecessary and dangerous? And how will this impact other provinces going forward? Do you see euthanasia being legalized across Canada?

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