More Parents Seek Death for Sick Children

Euthanasia has been legal in Canada for more than a year and according to the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS), “Canadian health care professionals are increasingly being approached by the parents of ‘never-competent’ infants and children, including those too young to make a reasoned decision, and by youth themselves, to discuss MAID [Medical Assistance in Dying]-related issues.”

Although the “current legislation clearly prohibits MAID for incapable persons at the request of any other person, it is still possible for parents to request MAID on behalf of their dying child.