Canada Introduces Assisted-Suicide Proposal, Excludes ‘Suicide Tourists’

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(Washington Times) – Canada proposed Thursday legalizing assisted suicide for patients with “grievous and irremediable” medical conditions, but would limit the law to Canadian citizens to diminish the likelihood having so-called suicide tourists travel north of the border.

The proposal, backed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, would allow physicians to aid seriously ill adults who wish to end their lives without risking prosecution. Canada’s Supreme Court last year eliminated rules that had barred doctors from helping patients die, and Mr. Trudeau’s administration was subsequently allowed to propose a legislative solution, which was unveiled Thursday. CONTINUE