08 March 2009


For people who are terminally ill and in unfathomable pain, denying their right to die with dignity through assisted suicide, baffles me.
A terminally ill Quebec City man made a public plea Thursday asking the Quebec government to pressure Ottawa to change the federal law on assisted suicide so he can end his life with dignity.

Only when we, as a society will agree to dialogue on this taboo subject will anything change.
"The right to choose your own death is a desire, something which gives individuals legitimacy," said Dr. Hubert Marcoux, an ethicist with Laval University. "We need to discuss this as a society and decide if it's socially acceptable."

I sincerely hope the option for assisted death-with-dignity is in place for myself and others, should it become necessary.

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