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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Canada’s Euthanasia Leviathan

Supporters invoke Thomas Hobbes in a proposal to crush
 conscientious objection to euthanasia

From the famous frontispiece of the original
 edition of Leviathan, by Thomas Hobbes 

by Michael Cook
MercatorNet


Canada is soon to have legislation permitting euthanasia and assisted suicide, as decreed by its Supreme Court last year. One question, however, over which some uncertainty hovers is how much wriggle room should be left for doctors who have ethical objections to the new regime.

For one of the country’s most influential bioethicists, Udo Schuklenk, the answer is straightforward: none.

In an article published last weekend, he wrote that “conscientious objection has no place in the practice of medicine”. If doctors feel that they cannot practice euthanasia or refer patients to another doctor for euthanasia, they should find another job.




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