Justin Trudeau Seeks to Legalize Assisted Suicide in Canada

OTTAWA — The government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau introduced legislation on Thursday to legalize physician-assisted suicide for Canadians with a “serious and incurable illness,” which has brought them “enduring physical or psychological suffering.”


The proposed law limits physician-assisted suicides to citizens and residents who are eligible to partichttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWDX_Hdy-3sipate in the national health care system, an effort to prevent a surge in medical tourism among the dying from other countries.

If the bill passes, Canada will join a group of countries that permit some form of assisted suicide, including Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Germany. Assisted suicide is legal in only a few American states, including Oregon and Vermont.


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