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The ruling by the head of the BC Supreme Court (sitting as a trial judge), granting a constitutional right to assisted suicide because suicide is somehow a right, is being appealed to the BC Court of Appeals. From the press release:

The laws surrounding euthanasia and assisted suicide exist to protect all Canadians, including those who are most vulnerable, such as people who are sick or elderly or people with disabilities. The Supreme Court of Canada acknowledged the state interest in protecting human life and upheld the constitutionality of the existing legislation in Rodriguez (1993). In April 2010, a large majority of Parliamentarians voted not to change these laws, which is an expression of democratic will on this topic. It is an emotional and divisive issue for many Canadians.

If there is a “right” to suicide because it is not illegal, which somehow also means a right to have someone help make you dead, there are no limits.  Indeed, it turns the right to life on its head.

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