EFC Webinar: Worse than we thought: Euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide

Date(s) - March 31, 2016
9:00 am - 10:00 am

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Worse than we thought: Euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide
Registration is now open (below) for this free webinar, Mar. 31, 2016 at noon Eastern Time

(9 a.m. Pacific/10 a.m. Mountain/11 a.m. Central/1 p.m. Atlantic/1:30 Newfoundland)

Since our last webinar on this topic, the Joint Parliamentary Committee has submitted its controversial proposals, more far-reaching and extreme than Canadians expected. We will explore the impact the recommendations could have, the responses the report has been receiving, and consider a way forward. Here are some of the recommendations the committee has suggested:
  • No minimum age requirement for euthanasia/assisted suicide, in order to include mature minors
  • Advance directives for assisted dying so that a person doesn’t have to consent or be competent at the time of their assisted death
  • Ending the lives of some with disabilities or mental illness, who aren’t terminally ill
  • Requiring a doctor or institution to participate, even if it is against their strongly-held religious beliefs

Featured experts:

  • Bruce J. Clemenger, EFC President
  • Julia Beazley, EFC Director of Public Policy

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