"Bruyère hospital says it will not offer the practice [of assisted suicide] or refer patients to doctors who do when it becomes legal. In a memo to staff Bruyère says it must follow with its sponsor, the Catholic Health Sponsors of Ontario. The CHSO provides sponsorship to 21 health care organizations and says the practice of physician assisted death is "incompatible with the mission and values of its Catholic Health providers.""I hope a lot more hospitals follow suit. I hope hospitals and doctors across the entire country refuse to kill their patients.
Forcing doctors to kill patients or refer patients to be killed is wrong. This is not a difficult concept to understand. Some may say they have a right to assisted suicide. Wrong. They have a right to kill themselves, but they do not have the right to force someone else to be involved in this killing. Just because the Supreme Court of Canada said doctors have to do this, doesn't make it any less wrong. It is still wrong. It was wrong 100 years ago. It was wrong a 1000 years ago. And it is still wrong today.
Perhaps we need a little civil disobedience across this country? Perhaps this is what is needed?