Wayne Sumner and the Supreme Court decision on physician-assisted death

Published: February 20, 2015

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In the wake of the unanimous Supreme Court of Canada decision on physician-assisted death that was handed down on February 6, 2015, University Professor Emeritus Wayne Sumner has given an interview to the University of Toronto’s Arts & Science News in which he describes his role in affecting the historic decision.

“What this judgment does is to cross that line. Competent adults who are able to make a clear request and who experience intolerable suffering from an irremediable disease will now have a right to physician-assisted suicide and physician-administered euthanasia. The judgment makes options available to these patients that they didn’t have before,” says Prof. Sumner.

Read the full interview at Arts & Science News.