Canadian Court Affirms ‘Right to Die’

February 9, 2015

Canada’s Supreme Court struck down a ban on doctor-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients, in a decision delivered Friday.


The court said that the right of individuals to decide how to confront terminal illness is “critical to their dignity and autonomy.”

Assisting suicide for any reason had been a crime punishable by up to 14 years in prison in Canada.

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