Who is left to defend ill and disabled patients?

“Things are what they are”, runs traditional wisdom. True or false. Right or wrong.

But that was yesterday. Now, apparently, things are whatever you would like them to be:

  • Jean Truchon and Nicole Gladu, for instance, believe that they should have access to euthanasia because of their disabilities, even though they are in no way near the “end of life” as stipulated by the law.
  • The euthanasia lobby agreed enthusiastically with this claim, and provided the financial and legal resources required to mount ...
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In what sort of world do we wish to live? October 2019 Newsletter of the Physicians’ Alliance against Euthanasia

Photo courtest of Toujours Vivant-Not Dead Yet

It is with the greatest regret that we acknowledge the decision rendered on September 11, 2019 by Quebec Superior Court Justice Christine Baudouin, validating the claims of Nicole Gladu and Jean Truchon. Subsequent to this judgment, if it is not appealed by one or both of the defendants (the Attorneys General of Canada and of Quebec), ...

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Call to action! Open letter to sign and share

Dear friends and colleagues, 

I am writing to bring your attention to a letter written by a group of medical professionals who are advisors to the Vulnerable Persons Standard  (http://www.vps-npv.ca/). The letter calls on the Attorney General of Canada to appeal a recent Quebec Superior Court decision that struck down the end of life criterion in Canada’s medical assistance in dying legislation. The authors are concerned about the far-reaching implications of this decision – both within medicine and ...

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“Just kill yourself”-Letter by Dr. Marc Beauchamp on suicide and euthanasia

For a rapidly growing number of decision-makers and opinion makers, this would be the implicit message of opponents of assisted suicide and euthanasia (i.e. medical aid in dying, MAiD).  If I understand this new definition of humanism correctly, allowing a person to commit suicide on their own is cruelty, so it must be done through an expert in the field, professionally. According to this reasoning, any request to die should indeed be taken care of by the medical profession (here ...

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Good news from the U.S.: July-August 2019 Newsletter of the Physicians’ Alliance against Euthanasia

From time to time, among the many conflicting developments affecting the
worldwide euthanasia debate, we have the pleasure of underlining something

On June 10th, the American Medical Association (one of the world’s largest and most influential National Medical Associations), voted to retain its opposition to euthanasia and assisted suicide. Continue reading editorial…

Make euthanasia unimaginable.

Catherine Ferrier


Alliance news 

As intervenors in the Gladu-Truchon ...

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Conscience rights of physicians – Decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal: June 2019 Newsletter of the Physicians’ Alliance against Euthanasia

All doctors are needed

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On May 15, 2019, the Court of Appeal for Ontario confirmed a lower court ruling defending the requirement of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) that dissenting physicians make “effective referrals” for euthanasia (“MAiD”).

We consider this decision to be not only wrong, but founded upon non-factual assumptions, contrary to the needs of patients, and contrary to the opinion of ...

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The caricature of the conscientiously objecting physician: May 2019 Newsletter of the Physicians’ Alliance against Euthanasia

Canadian doctors who object to directly causing the death of their patients, once the near-totality of the profession, have since the enactment of laws permitting “medical assistance in dying” suddenly become outliers. Polling data is unclear, polls are often biased, and there is no doubt that the euthanasia lobby had the ear of media, opinion leaders and politicians long before we knew what they were up to. Be that as it may, we ...

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Press release

For immediate release

Montreal, April 24, 2019

Words matter: appeal to the delegates at the 212th WMA Council Session 

The Physicians’ Alliance against Euthanasia, representing 1100 Canadian doctors, continues to be concerned about discussions at the World Medical Association (WMA) forums concerning euthanasia and assisted suicide. We are aware that the proposed Reconsideration of WMA Statement on this matter, submitted to the 210th Council in Reykjavik by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) and the Royal Dutch Medical Association (RDMA), that the ...

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Setting the Record Straight : March 2019 Newsletter of the Physicians’ Alliance against Euthanasia

Canadian doctors confront the “neutrality” and “fairness” myths

Since legalization of euthanasia in Canada (euphemistically labelled “Medical Assistance in Dying” / MAID), there has been significant domestic push-back from both doctor and patient-based sources in which our Alliance has played an active part, both here and abroad.

Obviously, for those on both sides of this issue, international opinion is a very important part of the struggle, because that opinion will ultimately decide whether history records the ...

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