Two years of euthanasia in Quebec: the facts

Many promises preceded the intrusion of the law that legalized euthanasia in Quebec – under the euphemism “medical aid in dying” – into our health system two years ago, on December 10, 2015. Today, we have concrete experience, from right here at home, that allows us to respond to a crucial question: what are the facts after two years?

Many abuses were reported by the Commission in charge of evaluating the application of the law. Yet, the College of Physicians judged that “no case justified a punitive intervention.”

In the light of the facts after two years of euthanasia in Quebec, we should ask ourselves what is the purpose of having a law, an oversight committee and criteria if it is optional to respect them?

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