I for one is happy that Canada passed a law allowing assisted dying.

doctor-840127_1920Prior to the law passing, my uncle was on a death bed in the hospital. He was suffering so much. He screamed all the time or fainted from the pain.There was nothing medical help could do to save his life. They were just waiting for him to die.

He begged doctors to help him die quickly and painlessly. His grown children begged doctors and nurses to allow them to offer assisted-dying to their dad. It took a week for him to die slowly and painfully.

In his case, he was dying, it was just a question of time. The new assisted laws now cover his situation. There is still much debate happening for those whose illnesses don’t result in death, but in a state that can’t be called living either.

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