Bill Allowing Ontario Doctors to Reject Assisted Suicide Fails

Ontario doctor: “Making a referral [for assisted suicide] is being complicit in the act of killing a patient”

Church Militant

Bradley Eli

TORONTO (ChurchMilitant.com) – A bill, allowing Ontario’s doctors to opt out of assisted suicide, has failed to pass.

On Thursday, Ontario’s legislative assembly voted down Bill 129, which would’ve shielded doctors from having to refer suicidal patients to doctors, who would help kill them. . .  Bill 129 would have protected doctors from prosecution when they refused to be complicit in killing patients. The bill reads, “A member shall not be subject to (liability or disciplinary penalty) for refusing to participate, directly or indirectly, in medical assistance in dying.” . . .  [Full text]

 

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