Four Takeaways from the Carter v. Canada Assisted Suicide Case

Last week I wrote a short summary of the Carter v. Canada case for The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada’s ActivateCFPL blog:

Justice Smith’s decision was appealed to the BCCA.  In a split 2-1 majority decision, the BCCA overturned Justice Smith’s decision and upheld the legal principles the SCC set out in the 1993 Rodriguez decision. In short, the BCCA found themselves and Justice Smith to be bound by the legal precedent set out in Rodriguez; that the ‘right to life’ principle is the same today as it was 20 years ago; that there is no right to be killed in Canada; and, that we can’t easily dismiss the concerns of those who believe that the legalization of assisted suicide would be damaging to our society.

Read the rest here.