Letters: No place in Canadian law for assisted suicide, say writers

Editor: What kind of depths has Canada’s health and welfare sunk to?

Proposed doctor-assisted suicide has no place in the laws of our country.

If life is so intolerable that one needs to end it, why put the responsibility for the act onto your doctor to perform it?

Euthanasia presents untold potential for misuse and abuse in our society; for children, the elderly and others who are vulnerable.

Canada needs increased access to high-quality palliative care and hospice care.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s “sunny days” don’t look so sunny now.

I remember the bright song  L’Chaim (To Life) in  Fiddler on the Roof.

I guess we’ll have to change the lyrics.

Deanna Cazes,

Langley

 

Editor: The Supreme Court of Canada has erred in judgment: it is not a constitutional right to meddle with the day of one’s death.

The sanctity of life is in the hands of a faithful Creator and is meant to be respectfully left there.

The Canadian Parliament cannot rightly execute this unjust and unscriptural decree as mandated.

It is folly to amend (it will only weaken) the Criminal Code of Canada to impose an immoral obligation on a respected profession (medical doctors and/or nurses) whose very creed and purpose is to preserve life.

Hence equitable agreement will not and cannot be concluded.

It is my sincere and fervent prayer that Parliament will take the initiative and inform the Supreme Court of Canada accordingly.

On the other hand and alternatively, palliative care in Canada is very worthy of additional attention and funding.

David Green,

Langley

 

Editor: Last week I heard that the Liberal Party will be whipping their members on the issue of euthanasia and assisted suicide when a government bill is voted on in the house.

I have serious concerns about this.

The members of parliament should have the opportunity to vote their conscience.

Members of parliament should be able to have a free vote not be told how to vote by Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Government.

I thought we lived in a democracy not a dictatorship.

Dean Clark,

Langley

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