Thursday, April 14, 2016

Canada Set to Pass Law that OKs Assisted Suicide; Law Will Exclude Foreigners from Assisted Suicide

An assisted suicide bill in Canada -- expected to become a law soon -- excludes foreigners from traveling to Canada to die, the BBC website reports today (April 14, 2016).

People with mental illness and psychiatric disorders also are excluded.

The bill -- which is backed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau -- must be voted on by both the Canadian House and Senate.

It seeks to protect "the conscience rights of medical practitioners," said Canadian Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould. She refused to answer why foreigners would be excluded from assisted suicides.

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