Margaret Somerville: Assisted Suicide is Not the Answer

At the Manning Networking Conference in Ottawa, Brian Lilley talked to renowned ethicist Margaret Somerville about the Supreme Court of Canada’s recent decision in favour of assisted suicide.

Already in Quebec, the “Care at the End of Life” bill will allow doctors to give patients lethal injections, beginning this December.

Somerville explains the difference between euthanasia and assisted suicide, and touches on issues like capital punishment and palliative care.

A personal anecdote illustrates how difficult it can be to obtain palliative care, even though such care would likely help reduce calls for what she calls “murder, legalized.”

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