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If Euthanasia Is a Right, Should Hospices Be Made to Kill?

December 21, 2016

(The Globe and Mail) – Is there any place for conscience in medicine? Currently, the technocratic answer is no. If the state says euthanasia is a right, then euthanasia there must be – and it must be provided everywhere, even by faith-based institutions and by groups that have pledged to care for the most vulnerable people in society. Dr. Constant Leung disagrees. He’s a family physician in Vancouver and his specialty is the elderly. He has persuaded hundreds of old, gravely ill people to accept palliative care in their last weeks or months of life.

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