Published January 29, 2018, on The Huffington Post by Dr. Will Johnston Increasingly aggressive euthanasia activists are attempting to rewrite the meaning of palliative care across Canada. Canadians who are sick and suicidal can now be put to death under various medicalized and government-approved protocols, following court and legislative victories by euthanasia activists. These activists … Continue reading The Alarming Trend of Bullying Hospitals and Hospices into Assisted Suicide
Published in The Times Colonist on January 19, 2017. Re: “Dying words,” Jan. 14. Noreen Campbell chose to end her life by means of physician-assisted suicide, as was her right under Canada’s new law. Since that law was passed, more than 744 people have also chosen to end their life this way. But apparently Campbell’s dying … Continue reading Promoting assisted dying a form of coercion
Published November 8, 2016, on the National Post by Douglas Farrow and Dr. Will Johnston In 1639 three nuns got off the boat from France and began to build Hotel Dieu in Montreal, the first hospital in Canada. Over time, some 275 hospitals were built across our country by self-sacrificing Catholics who faithfully served the … Continue reading Sacrificing hospitals, and freedom of conscience along with it
Published on The Huffington Post on October 28, 2016 Dr. Will Johnston, Family Physician in Vancouver, BC Taking a mere exception to a murder charge and spinning it as a right to be euthanized everywhere and anywhere in Canada is audacious but transparently political. The euthanasia lobby, flushed with its recent success, wants a monopoly … Continue reading Euthanasia Activists Have Taken Over Canadian Thought
Published September 28, 2016, on The Huffington Post by Dr. Will Johnston The Carter decision to allow assisted suicide and euthanasia claimed that Canada could avoid abuses through careful guidelines and screening. Medically facilitated elder abuse by greedy relatives and medicalized suicide for the depressed -- a grim reality where this practice is legal -- were supposed to be avoidable, said the … Continue reading New Assisted Dying Law Will Claim Unintended Victims
Published on Canadian Healthcare Network Written by Tristan Bronca on June 1, 2016 Discussed: The 'wedge' cases, the language of the debate, the moral culpability of the doctor, and the question of pure autonomy Dr. Will Johnston The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition was officially founded in 1998 in response to rising public support for physician assisted … Continue reading The case against physician-assisted dying
http://www.cpac.ca/en/programs/in-committee-house-of-commons/episodes/47578245 Dr. Will Johnston's testimony to the Justice Committee can be found at 1:11:18. Answers to the questions of the need for a legal provision for conscience rights can be found at 1:26:00, and the answer regarding advanced directives at 1:36:00.