On Friday, the Supreme Court in Canada gave an official ruling to allow doctor assisted suicide under certain specific circumstances across the country and in a vote of five to four, it also granted the government four months to pass a law that would govern doctors taking part in the practice.
A ban on the highly controversial practice of physician-assisted suicide had been overturned by the Supreme court last year February and Canada joined a few other countries in the Western hemisphere to actually make it legal. However, it was not to be fully legalized for a year, to give the time needed to draft legislation to govern the new law. Fridays's decision came after officials had a confirmed case of physician assisted suicide in the French-speaking province of Quebec. Quebec's assisted dying law came into effect in December and the courts ruled to uphold that as well.