Emotional Plea Confuses Issue

Yesterday's top news story around the country featured an impassioned plea of Dr. Donald Low who posthumously called on Canadians to advocate for assisted suicide. Low was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer seven months ago and he died on September 18th. There is no question that the video pulls at your heart strings but Low's message is extremely dangerous. Is it wise to pass laws without considering the unintended consequences? It is natural to be concerned about how our friends and family will receive care should they become ill. People want to be treated with dignity and equality. They want to feel safe when they are not in a position to advocate for themselves. But do [...]