Results for - Who Has The Right To Die With Dignity?

2,360 voters participated in this survey
An Ontario woman, Justine Noel is fighting for her right to a medically assisted death, which does not fit into the definition of medically assisted death law in Ontario. The government has been given until the end of March to amend the medically assisted death law to include people who do not have terminal illnesses, matching a new law in Quebec. Right now, Ontario's laws require not only intolerable suffering, but also a foreseeable death in order for assisted death to be granted. In Quebec, the Superior Court ruled in September that it is unconstitutional to only offer assisted death to those whose deaths are foreseeable. If Noel lived one province over, she would be granted the right to die on her own terms. What are your feelings on medically assisted death?

1. An Ontario woman, Justine Noel is fighting for her right to a medically assisted death, which does not fit into the definition of medically assisted death law in Ontario. The government has been given until the end of March to amend the medically assisted death law to include people who do not have terminal illnesses, matching a new law in Quebec. Right now, Ontario's laws require not only intolerable suffering, but also a foreseeable death in order for assisted death to be granted. In Quebec, the Superior Court ruled in September that it is unconstitutional to only offer assisted death to those whose deaths are foreseeable. If Noel lived one province over, she would be granted the right to die on her own terms. What are your feelings on medically assisted death?

Against it on every level
14%
318 votes
Agree with it for only terminal illnesses with extreme suffering and imminent death
30%
689 votes
Agree with it for any extreme suffering
33%
769 votes
Not sure
23%
524 votes
Noel wants to see the law changed so she can legally end her life. Fibromyalgia has left her bedridden for most of the day, as something as simple as standing up can cause her excruciating pain. It is not fatal, but it is resistant to treatment. She describes the pain as

2. Noel wants to see the law changed so she can legally end her life. Fibromyalgia has left her bedridden for most of the day, as something as simple as standing up can cause her excruciating pain. It is not fatal, but it is resistant to treatment. She describes the pain as "unbearable". "Every single doctor you go to, you're told there is no cure, there's barely a treatment, you're not going to get any better, you just have to learn to live with it – and some people can't learn to live with it," Noel is quoted as saying. If you were going to live every day in unbearable pain, (and take into account she is 27 years old, has many years of this pain to bear) would you want to end your life?

Yes
38%
864 votes
No
20%
458 votes
Undecided
43%
978 votes
In Canada, medically assisted death is legal. In the U.S. it is legal in nine jurisdictions: California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Montana, Maine (starting January 1, 2020), New Jersey, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington. Do you live in Canada or one of the states where medically assisted death is legal?

3. In Canada, medically assisted death is legal. In the U.S. it is legal in nine jurisdictions: California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Montana, Maine (starting January 1, 2020), New Jersey, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington. Do you live in Canada or one of the states where medically assisted death is legal?

Yes
38%
869 votes
No
62%
1,431 votes
Do you feel medically assisted death should be legal everywhere?

4. Do you feel medically assisted death should be legal everywhere?

Yes
52%
1,195 votes
No
18%
410 votes
Undecided
30%
695 votes
12/12/2019 Health & Fitness 2360 94 By: Harriet56

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