The ASCI Perspective

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February 8, 2015 by basstudentassociation

Being a student in the BAS program, I find I often look at various issues by examining both the arts and science perspectives.  A current issue that I believe incorporates both these viewpoints is regarding the laws on euthanasia. As many of you may have heard, this past Friday, the Supreme Court overturned the ban on doctor-assisted suicide in Canada. This unanimous decision will allow those who are severely ill to have a choice in the method and timing of their death. There are limitations on who would be given such permissions, however it has been noted that the conditions of such individuals do not need to be terminal.

Euthanasia has been a topic of discussion for many years, and is something that is often brought to our attention when examining arts/science issues in ASCI. With that being said, this recent ruling was of great interest to me, and may likely be of interest to many of you.

If you want to read more about it, I have attached some links to articles on the topic.

http://news.nationalpost.com/2015/02/06/supreme-court-of-canada-strikes-down-ban-on-doctor-assisted-suicide/

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/death-docket-supreme-court-rules-today-doctor-assisted-093009610.html

Ari

2nd Year Representative

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