This is the fourth of a five-part series.
In the first three parts of this series I have tried to paint a bleak picture of what the legal availability of physician-assisted suicide means for vulnerable individuals and Canadian culture generally. On the other hand, while this legal battle seems unwinnable at this stage, I am not without hope. The church has lived through bleak times before.
While history is no picnic, Christianity offers us great resources for dealing with evil. In the final two instalments of this series I want to look at those resources. Today we will look at what Christians and our allies can do to both live and give hope in our current legal situation. In our final instalment we will look at the spiritual resources Christians have for facing death and dying.
In a culture with legally available physician-assisted suicide, several practical options for action present themselves to those who are troubled by the legal status quo.