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Canadian nurse forced out for refusing to participate in euthanasia

PALMER RAPIDS, Ontario, June 14, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) -- A Canadian nurse no longer has her job helping the sick and the elderly after she was told that she must either assist patients who wanted to kill themselves using the country’s new euthanasia law, or resign. 

Mary Jean Martin, a Registered Nurse who worked in middle-management as a Homecare Coordinator in Ontario, said she became a nurse in the late 1980s to help the "vulnerable and the struggling," not to be a link in a chain that would ultimately lead to a patient’s death. 

"Can you imagine being a nurse and being told that you have to help kill someone? That's so against the philosophy of nursing and it’s so against the heart of the healthcare person," she told LifeSiteNews in an exclusive interview. 

"We're not soldiers. We did not sign up to kill people. We are compassionate," she said. 

"After 30 years as a nurse these laws make me feel no longer proud of being either a health care professional in this country or Canadian citizen," she added. 

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