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Canada Creates Assisted Dying Laws

By Ellen Arkfeld
Recently, the committee of the Canadian parliament has recommended that the federal government make assisted dying legal for conditions including mental illness.  New euthanasia laws are being crafted because the Supreme Court ruled that prohibiting physician-assisted death is unconstitutional in Carter v. Canada last February (https://impactethics.ca/2015/02/11/in-a-nutshell-the-supreme-court-of-canada-decision-in-carter-v-canada-attorney-general/).
A poll by Insights West has found that over three quarters of Canadians are in favor of the new euthanasia law (http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/12/04/canadian-support-doctor-assisted-suicide_n_8718470.html). But …

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