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Medical journal calls for debate on “therapeutic homicide”
BioEdge ^ | 6/30/12 | Jared Yee

Posted on 06/30/2012 12:53:44 PM PDT by wagglebee

The Canadian Medical Association Journal says that euthanasia is "therapeutic homicide" which requires extremely robust arguments to justify it. An editorial in its latest issue was commenting on recommendations made by the Dying with Dignity commission of the Quebec National Assembly. The commission released a report after two years of study. The authors wrote:

"Proponents of “dying with medical assistance” must argue that a patient’s rights invoke a corresponding medical duty to provide the means if a patient cannot, and it follows that this should be done in a safe and expert way. Hence, the act of assisting death would need to move from the context of being criminal to being part of the continuum of end-of-life care."

"Removing the legal barrier to ending another’s life may ensure the self-dignity of those who wish to die, but may distress and remove the self-dignity of more people who wish to live." 

The editorial also called for more dialogue and action from federal legislators. Legislative change should not come about as a result of a single decision from one province -- the recent British Columbia judgement which declared bans on assisted dying unconstitutional. They continued:

"The ethics of euthanasia are a familiar debate in Canada; one that may have been theoretical until recently, because of the tacit assumption that doctors do not kill people. In Quebec, the debate is moving from theory toward practice. Which way will legislation go? Will the rest of Canada follow? Those who care about the answers to these questions must speak up now, and with conviction." ~ Canadian Medical Association Journal, Jun 25


TOPICS: Canada; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; canada; deathpanels; euthanasia; moralabsolutes; obamacare; prolife; therapeutichomicide; zerocare
Hence, the act of assisting death would need to move from the context of being criminal to being part of the continuum of end-of-life care.

Except that in civilized society the taking of innocent life has ALWAYS been a crime.

1 posted on 06/30/2012 12:53:53 PM PDT by wagglebee
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2 posted on 06/30/2012 12:55:13 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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3 posted on 06/30/2012 12:56:31 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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4 posted on 06/30/2012 12:58:16 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

Therapeutic homicide = capital punishment.

Now the question is: Who qualifies for it? What are the criteria to qualify for it? Who has the power to decide these questions?


5 posted on 06/30/2012 12:59:57 PM PDT by spintreebob
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To: wagglebee

Obamacare will change all that. Euthanization is/will be a part of Obamacare, count on it. It’s all in the economics of socialized “healthcare.”


6 posted on 06/30/2012 1:15:10 PM PDT by izzatzo (Just beat Obama.)
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[Social Security In The Red] +
[Government Approval For Medical Treatment] ==
[You Do The Math]
7 posted on 06/30/2012 1:23:32 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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euthanasia is "therapeutic homicide"

I completely mistook what this thread was all about... I thought "therapeutic homicide" would be all about how much better one feels if they kill someone who REALLY annoys them... Like people who use their cell phones in the theater.

Mark

8 posted on 06/30/2012 2:23:07 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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ROTFL! Yeah, like we say in the South, someone who NEEDS killin!

All joking aside, the first thing I thought of, when I read the title of the article, was "Death Panels".

9 posted on 06/30/2012 3:20:04 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: wagglebee

Getting people used to the idea.

But maybe there won’t be any “death panels”, just some Sergeant Schultz applying the rules.


10 posted on 06/30/2012 4:19:01 PM PDT by Salman
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To: wagglebee

Therapeutic murder? Well abortion has been called therapeutic abortion ( as opposed to spontaneous abortion, which is a miscarriage) so why not. Lets call all of it what it is - murder. And punish the perps appropriately.


11 posted on 06/30/2012 4:28:28 PM PDT by Mom MD (T he country needs Obamacare like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask)
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To: spintreebob

But drop the “therapeutic.” Nobody’s healthier dead.


12 posted on 06/30/2012 4:58:48 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o
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To: spintreebob

“Therapeutic homicide = capital punishment.”

Now the question is: Who qualifies for it? What are the criteria to qualify for it? Who has the power to decide these questions?

The Constitution allows congress to sentence capital punishment for treason.

Too bad the Constitution is not taken seriously as the controlling legal authority in the US, and Congress has become a legislative joke.


13 posted on 06/30/2012 5:29:31 PM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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“But drop the “therapeutic.” Nobody’s healthier dead.”

However, some countries are healthier with some of their so-called “leaders” assuming room temperature.

Hitler, Stalin, Mao, and Pol Pot come to mind.


14 posted on 06/30/2012 5:32:24 PM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: wagglebee

This is the end of the slide to the bottom of the slippery slope that began with Roe v. Wade.


15 posted on 06/30/2012 5:44:13 PM PDT by Bratch
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Expensive patients really annoy liberals, so you were more right than you realize.


16 posted on 07/01/2012 6:35:47 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Ʋ)
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17 posted on 07/01/2012 11:30:24 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Some are more concerned for the health of the state than yours or my health..or the results of death panel decisions.

It is the state that must live. (:


18 posted on 07/02/2012 6:50:29 PM PDT by spintreebob
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To: wagglebee

Therapeutic for whom, the doer or the doee?


19 posted on 07/02/2012 6:52:24 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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