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.