Canadian Regrets Euthanizing Cancer Patient With 65% Chance of Cure

A Canadian medical assistance in dying (MAID) provider said she regrets euthanizing a younger individual with cancer who had a 65% chance of being cured. The individual refused treatment. “I didn’t sit down and say, ‘Why don’t you just try this treatment? If it’s as bad as you think it’s going to be, MAID will be available,” said the provider, calling for stricter laws to be in place for MAID.

From The Post Millennial:

"My opinion is that we shouldn’t be providing MAID for mental disorders—and more broadly than that, for chronic illness. I don’t think death should be society’s solution for all forms of suffering," Li writes. " If someone is suffering because they can’t afford housing, do we think that death is the appropriate solution for that? If your suffering is because you can’t afford your medication, or other structural vulnerabilities, is that a good reason for MAID? I personally think this is the medicalization of suffering, but I’m a servant of my country, and I will do what the public mandate demands. I’m just not sure we have that mandate."