Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition
|Dr John Maher|
Dr John Maher, who is a leading psychiatrist and editor-in-chief, of the prestigous Journal of Ethics in Mental Health wrote an excellent analysis of the current euthanasia (MAiD) practise in Canada that was published in the Hamilton Spectator on January 4. Maher examines the current situation through the lens of how Canada got into this situation. Maher writes:
Step 1: Supreme Court Carter decision (2015): Some Canadians with progressively debilitating terminal diseases (like ALS) said they were forced to end their own lives sooner than they would wish because as their disease progressed they wouldn’t be able to physically end their own lives.