Human Exceptionalism

More Proof that Assisted Suicide is not about Terminal Illness–Or the Practice of Medicine

A Canadian MP has introduced an assisted suicide legalization bill that not only permits the assisted suicides of people with “severe mental pain” who are not terminally ill, but also allows the person who assists to not be a medical professional. “Aiding another person to die with dignity” is not precisely defined so it would also seem to permit active homicide with the consent of the killed person. This bill seems primarily aimed at legally enabling assisted suicide advocacy groups to get into the business of hastening the deaths of members. The Canadian bill is a more honest piece of legislation than most of its kind in that it openly promotes the actual goals of the assisted suicide movement.