The article quoted the leader of the Quebec nurses group as saying:
Gyslaine Desrosiers said the risks of legalizing medical means to ending life are very real.A network of palliative care doctors agreed:
"It would be premature to legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide when there remains so much to do in the area of end-of-life care. Protection of the dignity of people is a daily task."
"Euthanasia and assisted suicide are acts which must remain exceptional."
Justine Farley, a medical doctor, speaking for a network of palliative care in Quebec, noted a recent New England Journal of Medicine article that said people with lung cancer who receive palliative care live longer than patients not given palliative care.We need a society that cares for and not kills its citizens.
Farley said people with cancer and other diseases may be depressed or anxious and need the support palliative care offers, as an alternative to euthanasia or assisted suicide.
Link to the article in the Montreal Gazette.