B.C. Supreme Court Strikes Down Canada's Ban on Assisted SuicidePatrick B. Craine
VICTORIA, B.C., June 15, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com)
The B.C. Supreme Court has ruled that Canada’s ban on assisted suicide is unconstitutional.
Justice Lynn Smith issued a 395-page ruling in the Carter v. Canada case Friday morning, determining that the ban discriminates against the disabled.
The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, which intervened in the case, immediately urged the Crown to appeal Smith’s decision to the BC Court of Appeal and to seek an order that stays the effect of the decision until such time as that appeal is heard.
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