Quebec inches toward euthanasia for demented, triggered by avoidable sob story

From Aubert Martin at MercatorNet:

First of all, we must recall that the drive for extension of euthanasia to this group was triggered by the high-profile murder of a woman with Alzheimer’s by her husband who “cracked” because he felt left alone. “No one asked me how I’m doing,” he confessed immediately after his act of homicide. Our political decision-makers have turned this murder motivated by desperation into a Trojan horse to promote including a group of extremely vulnerable people among those eligible for medically induced suicide.

In the event of this extension of euthanasia being accepted – less than two years after the law came into force – two “safeguards” that were deemed fundamental at the outset would automatically fall: decision-making capacity and consent to choose death.

Nothing less.

Moreover, in the depth of the current debates, a dramatic message hides behind the possibility of extending euthanasia to people who are no longer able to make their own decisions. Presumably, these people would no longer be fully considered as human beings. More.

Reality check: Prediction: All such cases will be used to advance euthanasia to broader and broader categories of people, not to provide help. Progressive governments have already spent the money they knew they would need on Cool causes, and seniors entranced by Cool causes will go along with it. Euthanasia on demand will follow abortion on demand as the inevitable result of the progressive view of humanity.

See also: Obsolete medium CBS notices euthanasia deaths in the Netherlands

  • Alain

    If they truly stuck to this, then that would eliminate all Liberal and NDP voters, because you cannot find more demented than that lot.

    • Sharkibark

      Your lips to God’s ears.

    • Minicapt

      First, test it on Grit and Dipper politicians for a decade.


  • Sharkibark

    And when will it extend to people with wrongthink?

    • A Hamilton Guy

      As soon as they can.

  • tom_billesley

    Aktion T4 again.

    decision-making capacity and consent to choose death
    A demented person is in the same boat as the unborn person.

    • A Hamilton Guy

      Thou shalt not Kill!

  • A Hamilton Guy

    God help us all!

  • simus1

    Top leftists have always been in favour of killing all inferiors surplus to their requirements – once their certain unbreakable iron rule is well cemented in place.

  • Frances

    This is going to be really, really pushed by the government: it’s so very cost effective. Why bother treating Granny when you can persuade her it’s much better for the family to have her offed than to walk with her though her final journey.

  • Felix_Culpa

    “Inching”? This was the end game all along!

  • Tooth&Claw

    One of my parents was diagnosed with Alzheimers. At close to the end stages there was still enough will to choose, and my parent did try to suicide. The situation led to hospitalization, where I assure you, the care is less than optimal, attentive or kind. Especially if the patient is difficult to handle. Though staff try.
    Often patients are strapped in chair for hours at a time, where, if you treated a child the same way you’d have social services called out on you. Expediency reigns. Trying to get one of your loved ones into a specialized facility for people with dementia where staff is properly trained to deal with this illness is near impossible, only the worst affected may get a spot.
    I assure you, my parent would have rather been dead than suffer through the last stages of this disease. He was aware at times what was happening. My parent lived, if you can call it living, for 10 months after hospitalization.
    Your mileage may vary.