The Slippery Slope of Assisted Suicide Continues as Canada Considers Expansion of the Law to Children

The Slippery Slope of Assisted Suicide Continues as Canada Considers Expansion of the Law to Children

Three years after Canada’s top court decriminalized doctor-assisted suicide, the federal government is about to wade into an emerging controversy: How to respond to requests from children for medical assistance in dying, or MAID.

Canada’s largest children’s hospital has already gotten a taste of this thorny issue.

“We had discussed that there may be a time in the future that MAID would be available for patients under the age of 18, or a group called ‘mature minors,'” said Dr. Adam Rapoport, director of the Pediatric Advanced Care team at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children…

 

The possibility that assisted dying could become an option for that demographic will be addressed next month in a report to Parliament from the Canadian Council of Academies.

 

Read more at CBC…