The right to falsify a death certificate when someone is killed will doubtless prove very convenient in days to come.
In the first week of September, the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) was reported to be “seeking ‘clarity'” about whether or not physicians who perform euthanasia should misrepresent the medical cause of death, classifying death by lethal injection or infusion as death by natural causes. The question arose because the Quebec College of Physicians was said to be “considering recommending” that Quebec physicians who provide euthanasia should declare the immediate cause of death to be an underlying medical condition, not the administration of the drugs that actually kill the patient.
In fact, the Collège des médecins du Québec and pharmacy and nursing regulators in the province had already made the decision. In August, the three regulators issued a Practice Guide directing Quebec physicians to falsify death certificates in euthanasia cases. More.
Reality check: We are gradually moving toward consensual euthanasia irrespective of serious health issues, as in Belgium. Probably also, euthanasia of infants and children with disabilities. And, once it is commonplace and hard to prove … who knows?
One background issue is that, increasingly, the citizen is not worth very much to the government.
With the aging population, the growth of AI, and the growing unpopularity of industries that create jobs, far more citizens will be a source of expense, not benefit. Their value lies in the votes they can offer to progressive governments, but not much else.
Those who wish to protect themselves, will need to think long and hard how to do it. You cannot trust your doctor who is, after all, paid by the government in an all-compulsory health system. The need for alternative health care will grow precisely at the time there will be most agitation against it.
See also: Assisted suicide as a fashionable psych cause in media