Despite Supreme Court Ruling, Death with Dignity is Still Difficult to Obtain in Canada

Last year, the Canadian Supreme Court ruled (unanimously) that doctors could help terminally ill patients end their lives. The reality, however, is that public institutions still put up a variety of obstacles for doctors offering this service — which they’re legally allowed to do since the decision doesn’t go into effect until this summer.

In a brief video, Dying With Dignity Canada explains the responsibilities of taxpayer-funded hospitals:

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It’s appalling that patients have to jump over this many unnecessary hurdles to access a legal service.

Where have we heard that one before…?

(via Canadian Atheist)

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