Pages tagged "Canada"
No Choice - abuse and coercion to death
Apr 23, 2017
by Paul Russell: Euthanasia and assisted suicide is sold to the public as a matter of choice; perhaps the ultimate act of autonomy. We all want choice and we all want to enjoy the experience of a sense of control and self-determination that making our own choices brings.Coercion and pressure are serious concerns with euthanasia & assisted suicide. Is the person's 'choice' genuine, made without pressure or coercion and always with a clear perspective? Continue reading
More than 1324 euthanasia deaths in Canada in less that 12 months.
Apr 22, 2017
Alex Schadenberg Executive Director - Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Nicole Ireland with CBC news reported that there have been more than 1324 euthanasia deaths in Canada. The CBC article that promotes euthanasia states:more than 1,300 people in Canada who have died with medical assistance since the option became law. For most of the country, that's been less than a year, as Bill C-14 governing medical assistance in dying passed on June 17, 2016. Quebec legalized medical assistance in dying six months before that, on Dec. 10, 2015. Continue reading
Canadian doctors are asking to have their name removed from the "euthanasia list."
Mar 01, 2017
Alex Schadenberg Executive Director - Euthanasia Prevention Coalition An article by Sharon Kirkey published in the National Post indicates that as of February 17 there were 137 Ontario doctors who were willing to be on a list of doctors who will do euthanasia, but there were also 24 doctors who asked to be removed from the list and another 30 doctors who have asked to be temporarily off the list.Euthanasia was officially legalized on June 17, 2016 in Canada. Therefore, within 8 months, 24 Ontario doctors who agreed to lethally inject patients have changed their mind while another 30 doctors are now unsure about participating in euthanasia. Continue reading
Euthanasia and Alzheimer's: Canada takes a step in the wrong direction
Mar 01, 2017
Aubert Martin republished from Mercatornet's Careful blog The euthanasia machine has once again become activated, following the "compassionate" murder of a woman with advanced stage Alzheimer's. Although the details are not yet known, it appears that her exhausted spouse may have "cracked". The despair into which this poor man plunged demonstrates well the harsh reality that caregivers can endure when providing for a relative with Alzheimer's disease.However, instead of questioning the support offered to the sick and their loved ones, the debate was immediately channeled towards euthanasia, conveniently called "medical aid in dying". Continue reading
The lure of cost saving and organ harvesting comes to Canada
Feb 07, 2017
by Paul Russell: A medical friend of mine told me once that in over many years of attending and taking aprt in medical conferences, whenever the 'E' word was mentioned there was always someone in the room that piped up about euthanasia creating savings in the public health purse.I had previously always thought that cost-savings associated with euthanasia and assisted suicide were the 'elephant in the room'; always there, rarely acknowledged and rarely spoken about. Continue reading
Canada: Euthanasia for minors, for mental health reasons and via directives may now be on the table.
Dec 22, 2016
The debate on 'Medical Assistance in Dying' or MAiD in Canada in the spring of 2016 could not be said to be a shining moment in Canada's legislative history. Responding to the Canadian Supreme Court decision in January 2016 , the Parliament was somewhat hamstrung by that decision in as much as it provided a deadline for legislative reform, in line with the Court decision, by June of that year.The Parliament was further constrained by a Canadian Constitutional idiocy that does not allow the Ottawa Parliament to override the Court decision by amendment to the law so as to render the judgement inoperable or to limit its remit. Continue reading
Canada: Woman dies by euthanasia, may only have had a bladder infection.
Nov 14, 2016
Alex Schadenberg Executive Director - Euthanasia Prevention Coalition I received an email from a person, whose Aunt died by euthanasia, even though she might only have a bladder infection. This email letter proves out that the supposed safeguards in Canada's euthanasia law are ineffective and ignored by euthanasia doctors who are deciding who lives and who dies.The letter is edited for privacy: Continue reading
Québec euthanasia deaths higher than expected.
Nov 03, 2016
by Alex Schadenberg Executive Director - Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The Québec euthanasia commission has reported that during the first 7 months of the euthanasia law there were 262 reported euthanasia deaths, a number that is much higher than expected. The annual report of the commission is based on euthanasia deaths from Dec 10 to June 30, 2016.Caroline Plante reported in The Montreal Gazette that Québec's Health Minister, Gaétan Barrette, seemed surprised by the number of deaths: Continue reading
Canada: The world has gone MAD!
Jul 07, 2016
You just can't make this kind of thing up. We've seen many times before how those pushing for euthanasia and assisted suicide have created all sorts of euphemisms to disguise and to soften attitudes away from the natural repulsion at the thought of a doctor killing a patient or in helping them to suicide, to something more benign.Medically Assisted Dying is one of those fudges. Or, as the Canadians are now calling it, 'Medical Assistance in Dying'. Continue reading
Tyranny disguised as autonomy
Jul 05, 2016
by Paul Russell: Two memes dominate the pro-euthanasia rhetoric; choice and pain.Yet in a significant number of media stories featuring people who want access to euthanasia and assisted suicide we see that it is not pain that is the dominant driving factor; it is fear of the possibility of future pain and, most often the fear of loss of autonomy. The latter is often expressed in terms of not wishing to go to a nursing facility or hospital or loss of freedom of movement brought on by the accumulation of perhaps minor ailments associated with aging. Continue reading