Canada is plunging toward a human rights disaster for disabled people

A well-meaning expansion of ‘medical aid in dying’ could lead to inadequate care, says bioethicist

There is paternalism in the way Canada denies many of its disabled citizens any option other than life in an institution.

Harold Braswell Twitter: @haroldbraswell Harold Braswell, an associate professor of healthcare ethics at Saint Louis University, is the author of “The Crisis of US Hospice Care.”
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Roger Foley wants a choice. Foley has cerebellar ataxia, a degenerative neurological condition that significantly limits the mobility of his arms and legs and makes it impossible for him to live independently without caregiver support. But — Foley...

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