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Euthanasia & Assisted Suicide - Doctor advising patient on Euthanasia

Canada has legalized euthanasia and assisted suicide under certain circumstances. These practices deliberately and intentionally cause a person’s death.

All human life is precious. Life is a gift from God for us to respect and protect through all its stages. Each person’s life has worth, regardless of their age or ability, because they are made in the image of God and loved by him. This belief in the sanctity of all human life compels us to completely oppose euthanasia and assisted suicide.

God calls us to care for those who are vulnerable , including those who are ill or near the end of life. The EFC supports palliative care as a compassionate response that supports and cares for those who are suffering or terminally ill.

TAKE ACTION ON EXPANSION: Assisted death for medical illness opens March 2024 unless stopped, and MAID for minors has also been recommended. Action is needed now. See TheEFC. ca/TakeActionOnMAID.

TAKE ACTION ON CONSCIENCE OF HEALTH CARE WORKERS: Medical professionals should not be forced to participate in euthanasia. See TheEFC. ca/Conscience.

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Media releases

New polling reveals Canadians’ views on medical assistance in dying

Only half of Canadians (51%) are aware MAiD will become available on the basis of...

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The EFC launches “Before it’s too late” campaign to stop MAiD for mental illness

The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC) has launched a campaign calling for the...

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Articles

An important win in a long battle against MAiD's expansion

The EFC is thankful to have good news to share about euthanasia laws in Canada, as the...

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10 days of action on MAiD for mental illness

The justice minister has suggested a delay of the March 17 implementation date might be...

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Official statements

Christian leaders affirm duty to care and resolve to mobilize communities

This public lament on assisted dying and commitment to respond has been signed by more...

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The EFC laments the passing of Bill C-7

This bill changed Canada’s law on medical assistance in dying (MAID) in crucial...

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Podcasts

Death is part of life, but euthanasia should not be

Ephraim Radner speaks to our host Bill Fledderus about death and birth, and why he...

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Euthanasia from Rodriguez to Carter to MAID

How Canada moved from affirming the sanctity of human life before the 1993 Rodriguez...

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Outgoing letters

Letter on conscience to CPS Nova Scotia

The EFC urges the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Nova Scotia to ensure robust...

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Letter on MAiD expansion to three new ministers

To the ministers of health, justice, and mental health and addictions on "our deep...

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Court cases

Lamb v. Canada [2019]

Canada has legalized euthanasia and assisted suicide under certain circumstances. These practices deliberately and intentionally cause a person’s death.

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CMDS et al v. College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario [2017-2019]

Canada has legalized euthanasia and assisted suicide under certain circumstances. These practices deliberately and intentionally cause a person’s death.

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Videos

MAiD for Mental Health Fall 2023 - A Crucial Moment to Speak Up

An update about the extension of medical assistance in dying to Canadians with mental...

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Join in prayer Oct. 22 to ask for a halt to MAiD for mental illness

EFC President David Guretzki calls Canadians to join in prayer Oct. 22, 2023 to ask God...

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Government

Bill S-248: Advance request for MAiD

Bill S-248 would allow advance requests for euthanasia.

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Submission on conscience to CPS Alberta

A high bar must be set for conscience protection. Many doctors object to euthanasia and to being forced to provide an effective referral for it.

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Documents

MAID Expansion Action Kit 2023

Six-page pdf from Feb. 2023.

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MAID in Canada: Toward a Faithful Christian Response to Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia

This paper was written by EFC President and CEO (and resident theologian) Dr. David Guretzki, PhD. It was commissioned by the EMCC.

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