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Did you know that euthanasia laws in Canada don't protect physicians who choose to NOT euthanize their patients?

I'm not kidding--

Read this link:

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/watch-pounding-table-cardinal-tells-ontario-govt-its-bullying-to-force-docs


268 day(s) ago

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Kravenhead
I don't think euthanasia is legal in the States, so I'm not familiar with the legal arguments.
But... I would think, since euthanasia can be performed by any Doctor, Doctors, by choice, could be designated as one who does, or doesn't perform the procedure, much like any other specialist.

Of course, that could present problems for small clinics in out of the way places that only have one Doctor.
Maybe that should be a rule. No one Doctor clinics. Or if a clinic goes with one Doctor, it would have to be one that is willing to perform the procedure.

It's like all Doctors aren't required to perform abortions. Patients are referred to Doctors who do.
I'm thinking the same should be true for euthanasia.

People often think of these topics as a separation of Church and State issue, but in my view, it would be an issue with or without religion.
Society has determined murder to be illegal, so society then has to determine what constitutes murder.
Meaning, where the line is drawn would still be debated.

Making it a Church and State issue, both sides rally support from the public.
One side rallies the religious community. And the other the separation of Church and State people.
I think that's why both sides make it a religious issue.

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Kravenhead
265 day(s) ago

Trissinger
265 day(s) ago
Yep, Hear you.

Kravenhead
266 day(s) ago
We have the same problem. Laws that are written in ways that leave "loopholes". They like to call them loopholes because that sounds like they're unintentional.
Most of our politicians have backgrounds in law. They know better.

Trissinger
266 day(s) ago
Vaguries-- exactly.

Unfortunately, laws are being written poorly in our federal system at the present.
It is a real problem!

Kravenhead
267 day(s) ago
This is an issue that can't get by on vagueries in the law.

Trissinger
267 day(s) ago
Yeah, the good ol' "Hippocratic Oath" -- more like the "Hypocrite-ic Oath" in Canada, these days.

It's already law, but not precisely enough written law-- that's part of the problem.

Kravenhead
267 day(s) ago
Certainly a complex issue. But as far as Doctors having a choice, I would think making euthanasia a specialty would solve the problem. If a terminal suffering patient wishes to be euthanized, Dr. Bob could call in Dr. Bill.
Just like if a patient wants radiation treatments, Dr. Bob would call in a radiologist.

That's assuming the debate on whether it should legally be done at all is already resolved, and made into law.
I don't know what the situation in Canada is, but in the States, the doctor's oath to do no harm could certainly be used as a nonreligious arguing point, for any Dr. that doesn't want to perform the procedure. His, or her, religious convictions then becoming irrelevant, and not a point of contention for either side.

Trissinger
267 day(s) ago
...parliament are hastily passed and don't go through a more rigorous writing and editing process, as the government party in power has a majority of seats in the House of Commons in Ottawa (our federal jurisdiction), and as many Members of Parliament (MPs) who sit in power on the majority side have little experience in government as of yet.

Poorly written legislation has occurred a number of times already since our Prime Minister has been in power-- that's a problem, especially with such sensitive issues as this one!

Trissinger
267 day(s) ago
It's impossible to separate church and state K--, since people act out of "who they are".
And if that's a "person of faith," then their faith WILL come into play in their decision making and into how they will perform or not perform certain tasks in their given professions.

The first time the "church and state" argument was presented, it actually was meant to ENFORCE the coming together of church & state, but it was misunderstood.
And it's been misunderstood ever since.

Bills presented and passed in our present governmental parliament


Trissinger
It kind of sounds like they HAVE TO euthanize US ALL --

*My oops!*

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Trissinger
266 day(s) ago


~YIKES!!!~


Kravenhead
267 day(s) ago
That'd be one way to end the debate.

Trissinger
267 day(s) ago
-from what I'd said in my comments below my Q, that is.

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