After suffering from severe chronic back pain and fearing losing his home, 54-year-old Canadian Amir Farsoud applied to Canada’s Medical Assistance in Dying program (MAID) to alleviate the stresses of his life. Farsoud is just one instance of an individual choosing to die with a physician’s help under the new criteria of MAID. As Canada is America’s “neighbor to the North,” the expansion of physician-assisted suicide there might be a canary in the coal mine as to what will happen in the United States, unless there is an active pushback to stop it.
This post was originally published on the Cardozo International & Comparative Law Review on March 7, 2023. The original post can be accessed via the Archived Link button above.
Wolkenstein, Tova, "Should Canada’s Expansion of Its Medical Assistance in Dying Program Concern Americans?" (2023). CICLR Online. 69.