Bioethicist declines offer to “just follow orders” on euthanasia advisory panel

Catholic bioethicist takes strong stand when asked to help Ontario implement euthanasia

TORONTO, September 10, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – If anyone should know where to draw the ethical line in the sand it is an ethicist, and Moira McQueen, executive director of the Canadian Catholic Bioethics Institute and professor of moral theology at St. Michael’s College in Toronto, did not disappoint.

Selected by the Ontario government for an interprovincial panel to advise on safeguards for the upcoming legalization of assisted suicide and euthanasia, McQueen turned the job down flat, though some might say she could have provided a Catholic counterweight to some ardent euthanasia activists also picked for the panel.