January 14, 2020,  

Government of Canada Opens National Consultation On Assisted Suicide Expansion:

In September 2019, a judgment of the Quebec Superior Court struck down the existing provision in Canada’s law on medical assistance in dying (MAID) relating to the requirement that a patient’s death be reasonably foreseeable. The judgement is suspended until March 11, 2020, when it will come into force. Some advocates are pushing for this law to include the mentally ill and mature minor children. The Canadian Government has put out a survey to invite Canadians to share their views on the appropriate response to the ruling and how the law should adapt. This is our chance to have a voice in the critical matter of medically assisted death. Please weigh in on this important conversation for our nation by doing the survey. Click here to go to the survey now: https://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/cons/ad-am/index.html The questionnaire will remain open until January 27, 2020. Additionally, over the coming weeks, the Government of Canada will be holding extensive consultations with patients, practitioners, stakeholders, disability advocates, and parliamentarians to help inform their legislative response to the ruling – with the ultimate goal of balancing patient autonomy with the need to protect the rights of the vulnerable. Please keep these consultations in prayer.

Some Important Points To Be Aware Of:

Yesterday the Canadian Physicians for Life released a national communication with their input on the issue. Click here to read that now. This is a summary of what they said: 1. Updating Canada’s MAID law will expand eligibility for MAID beyond people who are nearing the end of life. 2. Since MAID has been legalized, more than 6,700 Canadians chose to die with the help of a physician or nurse practitioner. 3. We have a minority parliament, so there is much more room to encourage federal politicians to protect vulnerable Canadians and the conscience rights of physicians and other healthcare workers. 1. Updating Canada’s MAID law will expand eligibility for MAID beyond people who are nearing the end of life.   2. Since MAID has been legalized, more than 6,700 Canadians chose to die with the help of a physician or nurse practitioner.   3. We have a minority parliament, so there is much more room to encourage federal politicians to protect vulnerable Canadians and the conscience rights of physicians and other healthcare workers. For more information, please click here for the Jan. 13th CBC news article: https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.5422850?__twitter_impression=true  

PLEASE TAKE ACTION / 4 Things You Can Do:

1 - Do the survey: https://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/cons/ad-am/index.html 2 - Share this e-mail with your friends through the social links at the top. 3 - Share this e-mail with your prayer groups. 4 - Contact your Member of Parliament to let them know your opinion on medically assisted suicide. Find your MP's contact info here: https://www.ourcommons.ca/Members/en/search     Donate to help us keep in this critical fight for Canada.    

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