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    Canadians have right to doctor-assisted suicide, Supreme Court rules

    Canadian adults who are mentally competent and suffering intolerably and permanently have the right to a doctor’s help in dying, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Friday morning.
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    Good news from the supreme court today, those suffering terminally have a right to die with dignity. I hope the federal government will abide by this ruling. Hopefully the United States will follow suit, eventually.

    Also before someone asks:
    The ruling does not appear to compel unwilling doctors to take part in assisted dying, said Chris Simpson, president of the Canadian Medical Association. “That’s going to be very reassuring for our members, who of course are very strongly insistent that the right to conscientiously object is preserved,” he said in an interview from Yellowknife. Dr. Simpson said there is hard work ahead for his organization, which intends to be a “leader at the table” as new laws on assisted death are crafted.
    Quebec already passed a law with support form all parties last year regarding this last year in defiance of the federal government and the Criminal Code.

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    Re: Canadians have right to doctor-assisted suicide, Supreme Court rules

    It's about time. I fully believe in the right to assisted suicide for the terminally ill and those in intractable pain with no hope of getting better.

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