McGill profs to debate doctor-assisted suicide


Somerville, Weinstock do head to head this weekend on ethical issue

Dignity in dying - or foolhardy foray into an ethical morass? The debate surrounding medically assisted death is both emotional and extreme in its positions. It is also a debate that is becoming less theoretical after the release in January of a report by legal experts on the issue of end-of-life care, which the Quebec government wants to use as the basis for legislation setting out the rules for medically assisted end-of-life procedures. The issue will be the focus of an event at the McGill Law Faculty this weekend, when two supreme debaters - both passionate about their positions - will try to shed some light on physician-assisted suicide in a colloquium organized by students to encourage dialogue on issues involving health and law.