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Slow down on assisted suicide
The Lawyers Weekly (2010)
  • Mary J. Shariff, University of Manitoba School of Law
Abstract
This article discusses the failure of Bill C-384 the “Right to Die With Dignity Act” and discusses its ambitious agenda in terms of legalizing not only physician assisted suicide but possibly also euthanasia and not restricting it to terminal illness as is the case in Oregon and Washington in the United States. The article questions whether legalized assisted death grounded solely on the principle of autonomy reflects Canadian society and calls for deeper consultation on the assisted suicide issue in Canada.
Keywords
  • assisted suicide,
  • assisted death,
  • Bill C-384,
  • end-of-life,
  • autonomy,
  • slippery slope,
  • die with dignity
Publication Date
May 28, 2010
Citation Information
Mary J. Shariff. "Slow down on assisted suicide" The Lawyers Weekly Vol. 30 Iss. 4 (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mary_shariff/8/