COLF statement on recommendation to make “medical-aid-in-dying” part of Quebec’s health system

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

colflogoThe Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF) duly notes the filing of the Ménard Report, which a committee of legal experts presented to Véronique Hivon, Québec Minister responsible for the Dying with dignity portfolio, on 15 January 2013, regarding the implementation of the recommendations of the Select Committee on Dying with Dignity.

While supporting the proposal of the Ménard Report to generalize palliative care –which is the only truly humane and respectful answer to the needs of the dying and their families – COLF strongly objects to the idea of “medical-aid-in-dying” and is deeply concerned about the legal, ethical and social ramifications such a practice would have.

Link to the Statement