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Euthanasia is now a topic of practically every day conversation.  Belgium has allowed euthanasia since May of 2002, and Canada has been having the conversation about the right to die for months now.  I will be examining a Globe and Mail article discussing about Quebec becoming the first Canadian province to adopt a right to die legislation, a Dan Gardner

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The case of the young native Makayla Sault, the girl who refused cancer treatment, raised a lot of debate during the last month. After her first month of chemotherapy, she (and her parents) decided to get on holistic medicine and leave chemo. Unfortunately, Makayla passed away. Her parents claim that her death was caused by the treatment, when specialists blame the cancer itself. Everyone should have the right to decide how to cure (or not) themself, that is why I think not leaving someone make its own choice is unethical.

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On last February 6th, the Supreme Court of Canada struck down the laws against assisted dying, making it possible for "competent adults afflicted with a grievous and irremediable medical condition" (Montreal Gazette Editorial Board) to receive medical aid to die. These people enduring intolerable suffering will soon be able to request assisted death if they meet a narrow set of circumstances. The parliament has one year to submit a precise legislative framework (Montreal Gazette Editorial Board).

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On last February 6th, the Supreme Court of Canada struck down the laws against assisted dying, making it possible for "competent adults afflicted with a grievous and irremediable medical condition" (Montreal Gazette Editorial Board) to receive medical aid to die. These people enduring intolerable suffering will soon be able to request assisted death if they meet a narrow set of circumstances. The parliament has one year to submit a precise legislative framework (Montreal Gazette Editorial Board).

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Not so long ago, the outbreak of Ebola and the problems resulting from it were all over the news.  Among these problems was the concern about whether the government should impose preventive quarantine requirements on healthcare workers exposed to Ebola patients or not.  This issue is presented in the article "Why Hickox should have obeyed" (Goozner) published on the online database Modern Healthcare last November. The article recounts the story of Kaci Hickox, a nurse returning from Sierra Leone who refused to be held in quarantine.

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Source: Harris, Elizabeth. "Connecticut Teenager With Cancer Loses Court Fight to Refuse Chemotherapy." The New York Times 9 Jan. 2015. Web. 2 Feb. 2015. .

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