Articles by Geoffrey Trotter
December 1, 2014
Arguing for the sanctity of life. Will the Supreme Court listen?
The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada submits that killing is never the antidote for what is difficult about dying and asks this Court to affirm Parliament's choices as founded upon the Charter values of the sanctity of human life and inherent human dignity, so that when Canadian doctors face determined requests such as that from the Verbessem twins, they will respond with a life-affirming, not a life-ending, response. The path to death may at times be very difficult, but the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada rejects the notion that anyone's inherent human dignity is ever enhanced by cutting life short Thus, "death with dignity," properly understood, means to live one's remaining life with the inherent dignity of a human person, with such assistance as modern medicine can provide and the option to decline unwanted heroic measures