Medically Assisted Suicide

July 23, 2017

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Medically Assisted Suicide

On May 10, 2017, Ontario’s Medical Assistance in Dying Statute Law Amendment Act, 2017, came into force upon Royal Assent. It is now legal, and, in some opinions, a duty of care to recommend patients who are suffering or psychologically distressed by their declining health the opportunity to be killed by our medical system. In this week’s “U Asked 4 It” series we look into the bible to answer the question: “What is a Christian response to the legalization of assisted suicide.” If death is not the answer to despair, then what answer does the church hold out to those that are terminally ill?

Bible References

  • Genesis 1:26 - 27
  • 2 Samuel 1:1 - 16
  • Matthew 10:29 - 31
  • Philippians 1:22 - 24