Doctor-Assisted Dying

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The Plague-Ground – It’s complicated. Life and death always is.

On Monday I wrote about A Bill to Kill You, otherwise called Bill C-7 which proposes big changes in the rules of Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD). Today, you can qualify for MAiD if you are in the advanced stage of a serious illness, disease…

The Plague-Ground – A Bill to Kill You

If you’ve never heard of Bill C-7 or recall only vaguely that it's something Parliament is debating, it’s time you learned more, because C-7 can determine how and when you die. Some background: medically-assisted death (MAiD) was legalized…

The Plague-Ground – Dying online

Last month, The New York Times reported on the rise of abortions by telemedicine. A doctor assesses the woman online. Then, if she is ‘approved’, she is mailed some pills. One thing driving this is a clampdown by Trump faithful and conservative…

The Plague-Ground – Are Your Lungs Older Than Your Denial?

Mine sure are. They’re 70 years old. My wife Jean’s are seven years older. This puts us both in the high-risk category for dying from COVID-19 if we test positive. So our roulette is different. Of the 65 Canadians who have died so far…

Working amid the murky legality of assisted dying

Without updated laws, doctors face prison for helping patients die on their own terms Two decades ago, a woman who was deeply involved in the right-to-die movement, died at home in Toronto after a long, gruesome illness. She was surrounded…

Canadians agree on assisted suicide. Why isn’t Ottawa listening?

Though the vast majority of Canadians support doctor-assisted dying, the Conservative government has set up a policy review process that’s built to ignore them. Ottawa recently announced an expert panel who will consult with Canadians on…