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Euthanasia & Assisted Suicide - Doctor advising patient on Euthanasia

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.

CONCERN OVER EXPANSION: A special committee is reviewing the MAID law in 2022 and considering expanding it. Visit TheEFC. ca/MAIDreview to learn more and download our Action Kit to Halt Expansion of MAID to Include Mental Illness Alone.

CONCERN FOR CONSCIENCE OF HEALTH CARE WORKERS: For issues around protecting medical professionals from being forced to participate in euthanasia, see TheEFC. ca/Conscience.

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Media releases

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Articles

The priority for health care

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Official statements

The EFC laments the passing of Bill C-7

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Religious leaders denounce Bill C-7 on medical assistance in dying

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Podcasts

Behind the curtain with MAID in Canada

David Guretzki, resident theologian and vice-president of the EFC, dives deep into the...

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While We Pray for Miracles

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Outgoing letters

Letter of support on Conscience Bill C-230

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Letter to MP Kelly Block in Support of Bill C-268

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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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Videos

Urgent Action Needed on Euthanasia Bill C-7

There is an urgent need right now to pray and to act about changes already made -- and...

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Rise to the Defense of Human Rights - Bill C-7

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Government

Review of Medical Assistance in Dying by special joint parliamentary committee

A special committee of MPs and Senators is reviewing MAID provisions and the related issues of mature minors and advance requests.

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Bill C-230: Protection of Freedom of Conscience Act

Bill C-230 would make it a criminal offence to coerce someone to participate in medical assistance in dying.

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