CNA Staff, Feb 9, 2024 / 11:00 am
Advocates of assisted suicide in Canada are preparing to sue a Catholic hospital over its refusal to take part in the deliberate ending of patients’ lives.
Activists with Dying with Dignity Canada are helping mount a lawsuit against St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver due to the hospital’s not allowing suicide to take place in its facility. Doctor-facilitated suicide is legal in Canada under the country’s medical assistance in dying (MAID) law.
The pending lawsuit was reported on this month by Thomas McKenna at National Review. Dying with Dignity Canada confirmed to CNA this week that the legal complaint had not yet been lodged but would be at some point.
“The lawsuit has not yet been filed,” group spokeswoman Sarah Dobec told CNA. “We’ll have more to say when it has.”