Executive Director - Euthanasia Prevention Coalition
Carol Derbyshire the CEO of the Hospice of Windsor stated that their philosophy of ca supports:
“respect for the dignity and sanctity of human life,” and ... that it’s (assisted death) not part of palliative care.Janice Kaffer, the CEO of Hotel Dieu, that also operate a hospice, stated:
As a faith-based Catholic hospital, it does not believe it should participate in physician-assisted suicide.
most Canadians don’t understand how dignified death can be when pain and symptoms are well managed. She fears the push for assisted suicide is being driven by a desire to control health costs. Little consideration is given to the “death squads,” the doctors and nurses expected to deliver the deadly drugs,
|Dr Brad Burke|
“Whether I’m the executioner or I’m made to to refer someone to an executioner, I feel I’m still responsible,”
Burke is concerned that the Ontario College of Physicians would revoke his medical license if he refuses to kill his patients. The Windsor Star stated:
He worries that if he follows his conscience he may contravene the rules of the Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons and end up losing his licence.
The Canadian Medical Association recently urged the federal government to respect the conscience rights of healthcare professionals.
Healthcare professionals and institutions must not be forced to participate in killing their patients. If Canada imposes euthanasia upon the nation, there needs to be "safe havens" where people can go and not be pressured to die by lethal injection.