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Canada's doctor-assisted suicide law passes final hurdle

Canada's Senate has voted to pass legislation allowing the terminally ill to end their life with a doctor's assistanceCanada’s Senate voted Friday to pass legislation allowing the terminally ill to end their life with a doctor’s assistance, clearing the final hurdle for the bill to become law after a clash between the upper and lower houses. Senators approved Bill C-14 in a vote of 44 to 28, giving in to pressure by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government, which controls the House of Commons. The bill sets out new rules for consenting adults with serious health problems to end their suffering, coming one year after the Supreme Court struck down a prohibition against doctor-assisted suicide.

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