Euthanasia, together with assisted suicide, is rightly considered a crime according to Canada's Criminal Code. Both need to remain so. To get around this federal law, the Quebec Bill presents this as a matter of health care. I kid you not. Their point is that, since health care falls under provincial jurisdiction, the Quebec government would have the right to make such legislation. Let's hope the federal government will challenge this nonsense. A lethal injection is not health care; it is homicide.
Life's beauty is not a function of something else. It is marvellous in and of itself. Notice the utilitarian and individualistic mindset behind the arguments for euthanasia. Human dignity is based upon "usefulness", and one's desire to be killed is presented as an expression of autonomy, the right to determine the course of one's own life. No. Life's beauty is not linked to health; human dignity is not a function of utility; autonomy is not a matter of self-determination. Human beauty and dignity are inherent, grounded in our status as children of God. Autonomy, linked inseparably with a properly formed conscience, is the capacity for genuine and right relationship with God and others, and for the faithful exercise of my responsibilities toward them. We say yes to life because it is, simply, good. Furthermore, we ought not arrogantly presume we are masters of life, when we are not its author. We are, rather, stewards, responsible to Another.