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Wpg Free Press: Faith-based health facilities obstructing access to assisted death: advocates

January 2, 2018 — 

As the Winnipeg Free Press reports: 

The policies religious health-care facilities have put in place to handle assisted dying requests are indefensible and obstructionist, advocates say.

It is, in effect, telling your patient “tough luck,” said Arthur Schafer, founding director of the Centre for Professional and Applied Ethics at the University of Manitoba.

“The most vulnerable patients will lose their access to MAID if they’re unable to be transferred,” he said. “That’s a pretty heavy price to be paid by a patient who is with a grievous medical condition, who’s suffering intolerably.”

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