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Supreme Court of Canada strikes down ban on doctor-assisted suicide

06 Feb
Supreme Court of Canada strikes down ban on doctor-assisted suicide

National Post

In a unanimous decision, The Supreme Court Friday struck down as unconstitutional the nation’s contentious century-old law against assisted suicide.

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Most of the undergraduates Courtney Campbell teaches at Oregon State University have literally grown up with a law that lets doctors help the terminally ill kill themselves. And, he says, they don’t really understand the fuss around it.

“They wonder what’s wrong with all the other states in the United States … that don’t have something like this,” said the medical ethics expert. “It’s just become part of the landscape here. “

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The historic ruling opens the door to physician-assisted suicide for consenting, severely ill adults who want to control the method, timing and circumstances of their death.

In the landmark 9-0 decision, the high court ruled that the Criminal…

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10 responses to “Supreme Court of Canada strikes down ban on doctor-assisted suicide

  1. Eric

    February 7, 2015 at 12:57 am

    Is there any real pro-life positions the Libtards support? Notice how the progs always favor things like euthanasia (but never R & D to find cures for terminal illnesses); abortion (but never adoption or fertility clinics); fag marriage (while they crack down hetero behavior as perverted). Even their hatred of religion seems to stem from a horror of contemplating eternal life.

     
  2. Will S.

    February 7, 2015 at 1:32 am

    The progs worship death, and lifestyles that lead to early deaths.

    The funny thing is, they obsess about sex, which, in the right context, is life-giving, and life-affirming, in the manner God intended for it.

    But the only kind of sex they favour is non-procreative sex, whether heterosexual fornication, or homosexual, and they delight in transgressive perversions like BDSM (which are about darkness and violence), swinging or group sex (again, non-procreative, and not unifying life partners; all too often, swinging and ‘open marriages’ lead to splits, as I know personally from the experience of a couple I knew, as somewhat close friends.)

    Chesterton noted the perversity of the moderns, who have surpassed the ancients in perversion, because modern sex is anti-life, anti-fecundity, anti-fertility; from here:

    In the dull, dusty, stale, stiff-jointed and lumbering language, to which most modern discussion is limited, it is necessary to say that there is at this moment the same fashionable fallacy about Sex and about Property. In the older and freer language, in which men could both speak and sing, it is truer to say that the same evil spirit has blasted the two great powers that make the poetry of life; the Love of Woman and the Love of the Land. It is important to observe, to start with, that the two things were closely connected so long as humanity was human, even when it was heathen. Nay, they were still closely connected, even when it was a decadent heathenism. But even the stink of decaying heathenism has not been so bad as the stink of decaying Christianity. The corruption of the best…

    For instance, there were throughout antiquity, both in its first stage and its last, modes of idolatry and imagery of which Christian men can hardly speak. “Let them not be so much as named among you.” [See Ephesians 5:3] Men wallowed in the mere sexuality of a mythology of sex; they organised prostitution like priesthood, for the service of their temples; they made pornography their only poetry; they paraded emblems that turned even architecture into a sort of cold and colossal exhibitionism. Many learned books have been written of all these phallic cults; and anybody can go to them for the details, for all I care. But what interests me is this:

    In one way all this ancient sin was infinitely superior, immeasurably superior, to the modern sin. All those who write of it at least agree on one fact; that it was the cult of Fruitfulness. It was unfortunately too often interwoven, very closely, with the cult of the fruitfulness of the land. It was at least on the side of Nature. It was at least on the side of Life. It has been left to the last Christians, or rather to the first Christians fully committed to blaspheming and denying Christianity, to invent a new kind of worship of Sex, which is not even a worship of Life. It has been left to the very latest Modernists to proclaim an erotic religion which at once exalts lust and forbids fertility. The new Paganism literally merits the reproach of Swinburne, when mourning for the old Paganism: “and rears not the bountiful token and spreads not the fatherly feast.” The new priests abolish the fatherhood and keep the feast – to themselves. They are worse than Swinburne’s Pagans. The priests of Priapus and Cotytto [fertility deities.] go into the kingdom of heaven before them.

     
  3. RICanuck

    February 7, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    I remember back in the mid 80’s I was talking with a co-worker, who insisted that because the average retirement age was coming down we boomers could retire at 50 or 55 at the latest.

    I replied that with our limited fertility we would be nothing but a burden on future generations. Even worse, we had aborted (so far) about a quarter of our own offspring. I told him that I expected no generousity, I did not even expect mercy.

    The SCC decision is just a pebble that will start the avalanche of the culling of the boomers. As a Christian, I pray that I may face the future without fear.

     
  4. Will S.

    February 7, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    I wouldn’t worry too much if I were you; at least, not while we still have (for now) non-totalitarian regimes governing in the West. Besides, the impetus for this legislation is from liberal Boomers, those who want a ‘right to die’, so-called.

    But as to the future, who knows? Nobody, in the late 19th century, would have thought that Europe’s most technologically and scientifically advanced country, one which at that point even introduced things like early retirement, would, in the 1930s, regress into barbaric-like savagery. But it happened. It could happen again.

     
  5. Mark Citadel

    February 7, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    Canada slipping further into hell. I just read another article about a school somewhere in Canada where they now have a massive wall mural to sodomy, a public school.

     
  6. Will S.

    February 7, 2015 at 7:23 pm

    Not surprising. Alas…

     
  7. Eric

    February 8, 2015 at 2:09 am

    Will:
    Chesterton was correct. Not only the ancient pagans, but even the early Gnostic heretics’ perverted views on sexuality sound enlightened compared to what the progs believe about it.

    Ayn Rand also had an interesting perspective on prog worship of death. Essentially what she’s describing is more like a type of social vampirism (and note how obsessed prog pop culture is with images of the ‘living dead’ and how they glamorize it). The progs are like that: they want to suck the life out of the living to make themselves alive.

     
  8. Will S.

    February 8, 2015 at 9:12 am

    Indeed.

     

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