venerdì 14 luglio 2017

Canadian bishops grapple with legal euthanasia and funerals
(Michael J. O'Loughlin) Physician-assisted suicide is legal in five states and Washington, D.C., and supporters of the practice say they have plans to push for legalization in a dozen more states. The number of Americans who ask doctors to prescribe lethal doses of medication is relatively small, but support for the practice is growing. End-of-life issues have garnered attention north of the border, as well. Last year, Canadian lawmakers legalized euthanasia, a practice that differs slightly from physician-assisted suicide in that doctors administer the drugs rather than simply prescribe them. (...)