More than 1% of deaths in Canada caused by euthanasia

Over one percent of all deaths last year in Canada were the result of euthanasia, a new government report has revealed.

The Fourth Interim Report on Medical Assistance in Dying in Canada, released this month by Health Canada, showed that from January to October of 2018, a total of 2,613 people in Canada received “medical aid in dying,” amounting to 1.12% of all deaths.

Only one person self-administered their own lethal does in a physician – assissted suicide. In all other cases, according to the report, the patient died following a deliberately administered lethal dosage by a doctor or a nurse at the request of the patient – effectively medicinal homicide.

Assisted suicide laws in the United States typically require patients to self-administer the drug, but this is not the case in Canada.

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