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Canada has legalized euthanasia and assisted suicide under certain circumstances. These practices deliberately and intentionally cause a person’s death.

All human life is precious. Life is a gift from God for us to respect and protect through all its stages. Each person’s life has worth, regardless of their age or ability, because they are made in the image of God and loved by him. This belief in the sanctity of all human life compels us to completely oppose euthanasia and assisted suicide.

God calls us to care for those who are vulnerable, including those who are ill or near the end of life. The EFC supports palliative care as a compassionate response that supports and cares for those who are suffering or terminally ill.

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Media releases

Ontario court upholds "effective referrals" despite religious freedom infringement

The Jan. 31 court decision in “Christian Medical and Dental Society v. College of...

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Coalition Forms in Physicians Conscience Case

On June 13 the EFC verbally presented the legal arguments it filed April 12 in Ontario.

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Articles

How common beliefs fuel assisted death

A common set of ideas called the "Universal Gnostic Religious Ethic" is...

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Three questions on the forced medical referrals case

This case challenges the unusual Ontario policy that prevents medical professionals...

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Official statements

Re: Passing of Bill C-14 into Law (assisted death) - Public statement

Statement on the Passing of C-14 by the Senate 

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Outgoing letters

Letter to the new Minister of Justice David Lametti

This EFC letter to the new Justice Minister urges him to keep the limits on Medical...

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Don't force facilities to host assisted death: Letter to Alberta minister of health

The EFC writes the Alberta government asking them not to force faith-based medical...

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Court cases

Lamb v. Canada [2019]

Canada has legalized euthanasia and assisted suicide under certain circumstances. These practices deliberately and intentionally cause a person’s death.

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CMDS et al v. College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario [2017-2019]

Canada has legalized euthanasia and assisted suicide under certain circumstances. These practices deliberately and intentionally cause a person’s death.

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Video gallery

The EFC responds to the CMDS v CPSO Decision

(1 min) EFC President Bruce Clemenger responds to a Jan. 31 Ontario court decision...

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Webinar: What’s happening with the top issues of the day for Canadian Christians?

(41 min 36 sec) A round-up conversation on some of the issues the EFC is working on...

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Government

Evidence Against Expanding Access to Assisted Suicide (2016-2018)

A major report on expanding access to Medical Assistance In Dying was released in Dec 2018.

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Bill C-418 (2018-2019): Conscience Protection in Health Care

This bill will make it a crime to compel a health care worker to participate in medical assistance in dying or to deny work to a conscientious objector.

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Documents

Declaration Against Euthanasia And Assisted Suicide

We affirm the sanctity of all human life, and the equal and inviolable dignity of every human being.

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EFC Declaration on Human Life

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