Last year, voters in Canada approved a Medical Aid in Dying law that allows physicians to voluntarily help terminally ill patients end their lives, and many physicians agreed with the legislation. But now 24 doctors in Ontario have removed themselves from a list of those willing to assist in suicide and another 30 doctors have put themselves on temporary hold due to second thoughts. John Stonestreet, with the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, said the “reaction isn’t surprising, given the Hippocratic Oath every doctor takes, vowing to ‘do no harm’ to patients. These doctors started out philosophically supportive of euthanasia . . . and then reality set in. The human conscience—and the law of God written on our hearts—are powerful things indeed.”
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