A well-guarded gateway? Or an open door for assisted suicide?

If you’ve been told you are terminally ill, should you be able to ask a doctor to give you lethal drugs so you can take your own life? That’s what Rob Marris MP is proposing in his Assisted Dying Bill, which comes before the House of Commons on Friday (11th September).

Mr Marris’s bill sets out various conditions — not the same thing as safeguards. One of these conditions is that someone seeking lethal drugs should have, “the capacity to make the decision to end their own life”. Just what does this mean?

  • Waffle

    Hey, they’ve got to make room for the invaders, so every self-sacrifice helps. Besides, palliative care, even half-decent nursing care? A big fat joke. Thing of the past. I’m outta here. I refuse to be tethered by my rapidly declining OHIP. Besides, I want to have some fun before i go.

    • I bet that’s in the NDP platform.

      • Waffle

        Fun? I don’t think so.

    • Justin St.Denis

      There is no “fun” in submission. To islam. To bad laws. To ANYTHING.

      We should all learn to kill. Our survival depends on it.

  • Frances

    Because it’s much more cost-efficient to “off” Granny than to walk alongside her on her journey. And besides, the kids “need” their inheritance now.

    • That is what Canada’s “compassionate” “all-encompassing” healthcare really boils down to.

    • Clausewitz

      You beat me to it.

  • Shebel

    If my kids vote for Mulcair or Justin then I refuse to ‘OFF’ myself.
    I will buy the most expensive palliative care on the face of the Planet and they can kiss their inheritance ‘good-bye’ –because the Gov’t will sustain them on life’s joruney.

  • Ron MacDonald

    It’s been going on for years, terminally ill patients put on an IV drip are usually dead withing 24 hours because the machine is programmed to gradually increase the dosage until the patient is dead.

  • FactsWillOut

    Legalize heroin production from poppies and this whole issue goes away.