Euthanasia Update (Cdl Collins)

As you may already know, on June 6th, Canada’s laws against assisted suicide and euthanasia dissolved by order of the Supreme Court of Canada, stemming from a ruling made in February 2015. The court gave Canada’s Parliament until June 6th of this year to create new legislation. But as the deadline was missed, euthanasia is no longer considered a crime. Indeed, assisted suicide now carries the same status as any other medical procedure. Cardinal Collins has encouraged us as Catholics to look at this from a place of faith, recognizing that life is a gift and developing an awareness of the profound dignity of each human person made in the image and likeness of God. You are encouraged to visit and support the Coalition for HealthCARE and Conscience. The coalition represents a group of like- minded partners, including 5,000 doctors across Canada, who are committed to protecting conscience rights for health practitioners and facilities. We are planning to have member of the Catholic Doctor’s Guild to come into the Parish in the very near future to give a talk on the issue. We will make the details of the presentation available as soon as they are finalized. 

Editor's Note: The ramshackle "medical assistance in dying" bill was affirmed by Governor General, on June 17th; Whereby this "legislation" the act of killing is not always a crime, but the refusal to provide "medical assistance in dying" IS a crime. Ironic, is it not?
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