Organ donation and presumed consent

A small but important law changed in France on January 1st. Prior to 2017, deceased persons were assumed to have opted out of organ donation. Now, unless they have registered against it, everyone is presumed to have opted in.

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Here’s your Canadian Atheist Weekly Update for 1-Oct-2016 to 7-Oct-2016.

Our first look at the new proposed assisted dying law

Just days after an Angus Reid Institute poll about Canadian attitudes on assisted dying (the same day my write-up on it concluded), we have information about what might be in the assisted dying legislation the Liberal government is drafting. For those who haven’t been following the issue, here’s a quick … Continue reading

Survey on the Parliamentary Committee’s Physician-Assisted Dying recommendations, part 2: what the survey respondents got wrong

In Part 1, I covered the recommendations of the federal Parliament’s Special Joint Committee on Physician-Assisted Dying (PDAM) that the respondents of an Angus Reid Institute survey mostly agreed with. Now I’m going to talk about the main issue they disagreed with, and why the survey respondents are wrong. PDAM … Continue reading

Survey on the Parliamentary Committee’s Physician-Assisted Dying recommendations, part 1: what the survey respondents got right

On February 25th, the federal Parliament’s Special Joint Committee on Physician-Assisted Dying (PDAM), established following the 2015 Supreme Court ruling striking down the ban on physician-assisted dying, released its first report.

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