This past Thursday doctor assisted suicide became legal in Quebec in spite of an outstanding challenge to it.
On Dec. 1st the Québec Superior Court ruled that the law was in conflict with the Criminal Code. After this, the Court of Appeal granted permission for the ruling to be challenged. This means the law still came into effect last Thursday and will remain valid at least until Dec. 18th when arguments will be heard by the Court.
The euthanasia debate will also be continuing at Parliament once the federal government sits again after the Christmas break. The Supreme Court of Canada gave the government until February 6th, 2016 to come up with new legislation after striking down the current law.
It is reported that the federal government has asked for a six month extension on this deadline in order to give time for proper study and consultation.
We are in an important window of time to pray and to make our voices heard to our elected officials on this issue. Please see the action points below.
Lifesite News: Status of Québec euthanasia law remains in flux
Huffington Post: Jody Wilson-Raybould Asks Top Court To Extend Assisted Suicide Deadline
1 - Pray - Please join us in praying for a culture of life to prevail in Canada, for better palliative care & for a movement of signs, wonders and miracles in our nation so that terminally ill Canadians find a miracle healing in Christ.
2 - E-mail - Please take a moment to e-mail your Member of Parliament and urge them to be a strong voice for life as this issue is being debated in the House of Commons.
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