Canada Expanding Assisted Suicide Law

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NEW YORK POST  | October 28,  2022 | By Ashley Carnahan

Medical assistance in dying (MAID) has been available in Canada since 2016 and is set to expand in March 2023, extending eligibility to those with a mental illness. 

Bill C-7 would allow individuals seeking MAID to apply solely on the basis of a mental disorder. Prior to the bill’s passage, MAID eligibility was based on having a “grievous and irremediable medical condition,” according to a report from the Canadian government on the practice…

Creighton School of Medicine professor Charles Camosy said he doesn’t think this type of law would come into effect in the U.S., but added doctors need to focus on saving the lives of their patients. “What we need to do, is support in whatever way [we] can, health care that is about caring, not killing.” 

“There’s a coalition of people coming up with a brand new medical school, the Padre Pio School of Medicine in 2026, that is going to do this very clearly, very ably,” he added.