Euthanasia onslaught

From Alex Schadenberg at Euthanasia Prevention Coalition:

Last week I published an article explaining that the euthanasia “MAiD” deaths increased by more than 50% in 2018 from 2704 reported assisted deaths in 2017 to 4235 reported assisted deaths in 2018. The data was gleaned from a presentation by Jocelyn Downie for the Council of Canadian Academies on March 15, 2019 and from the data from the earlier federal government reports. More.

Reality check: The federal government is being awkward about releasing the data. How long before we are warned that it is none of our business?

From Alex Schadenberg at Euthanasia Prevention Coalition:

Dr Leonie Herx, the President of the Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians, spoke out against the legalization of euthanasia in a debate, yesterday, concerning the End of Life Choices bill that is being debated in New Zealand.

Dr Herx explained that Canadians did not expect to have this experience with euthanasia.

“These are the types of problems that I don’t think anyone expected in Canada. It seems you could put a nice fence around it, but once you let the genie out of the bottle, unfortunately you can’t put it back in.” More.

Reality check: Here’s a prediction: It will eventually not be possible for a doctor who refuses to refer for euthanasia to practice. Or even to prevent impressionable underage teens from requesting euthanasia and receiving it without their parents’ knowledge or consent, for essentially psychological reasons.

Also, from Wesley J. Smith at Evolution News, on softening up US nurses, little by little:

The leadership of organized medicine and mainstream bioethicists are increasingly joining the progressive ideological coalition. Thus we should be disheartened — but not surprised — that the leadership of ANA also wants to jump in the progressive pool by abdicating the nurse’s role in preventing all suicides.

Instead of pursuing universal prevention, when it comes to terminally ill patients contemplating assisted suicide, a draft ethics opinion declares that a nurse’s duty is to be “non-judgmental.” (“AID” stands for “aid in dying,” the political euphemism for suicide committed with a doctor’s complicity). More.

Reality check: It’s true. Many US states are not as Woke as our Trudeaupia.

First, U.S> nurses will agree to it. Then they’ll find they can’t say no. Even later, when they know there is no real consent. Progressivism is like that.

To a true progressive, there is no distinction between life and death. There is only power to do whatever he wishes and more of it.

Vote against progressives as if your life depended on it. It does. You are “the fetus” now.

See also: Why infanticide is going mainstream