Thursday, February 11, 2016

Canada's euthanasia lobby pushes euthanasia for people who cannot consent.

Sounds familiar.  A senior gives power of attorney to her niece and the next day the niece finds a doctor who certifies the senior is incapable and the senior loses all her legal rights.  She becomes a non-person. This is even better, the senior is euthanized.

Will a NHL hockey player who has a concussion and cannot remember your name will he be classified as dementia and his consent will not be necessary to be euthanized..

 Call you MP (Member of Parliament and MLA) and say you are opposed to euthanasia except with court oversight. Busy doctors and social workers are not to be trusted. Doctors put DNRs on patients without consent so it would be equally easy for a doctor to put an euthanasia Order on a patient as well.  

 Like in Belgium, forget about hospice and palliative care, Belgium got euthanasia. 

Justice Lynn Smith said that it was okay based on questionable statistics provided to the Court that it is alright for a few people to be wrongly euthanized as their lives could be written off as collateral damage.`

Canada's euthanasia lobby pushes euthanasia for people who cannot consent.

By Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director - Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

A recent poll commissioned by the euthanasia lobby was designed to pressure Canada's parliament to approve euthanasia for incompetent people with advanced dementia.

The Supreme Court February 2015 Carter decision permitted euthanasia for:

“a competent adult person who
(1) clearly consents to the termination of life and
(2) has a grievous and irremediable medical condition (including an illness, disease or disability) that causes enduring suffering that is intolerable to the individual in the circumstances of his or her condition.”
The Supreme Court decision stated that the person must clearly consent, but the euthanasia lobby is not satisfied with limiting euthanasia to consenting adults so they designed a poll to suggest that 80 per cent of Canadians agree that individuals with a terminal medical condition like dementia should be permitted to consent to assisted death in advance. 

According to a recent study from Belgium, where assisted death was legalized for competent adults in 2002, there were more than 1000 assisted deaths without explicit request in 2013.

The euthanasia lobby wants you to believe that they only support euthanasia for people who are competent, terminally ill and suffering, but in reality they also want euthanasia without an explicit consent for incompetent people. 

If this is about "freedom of choice," as the euthanasia lobby claims, how can it be assured that the person with dementia is freely choosing to be killed? 

The euthanasia lobby is not satisfied with the Supreme Court decision to limit killing to people who clearly consent, they also want death for people who they define as better off dead and who cannot consent. Another soon to be constitutional issue: fFor equality under the Constitution anyone can ask to be dead without even being ill:  everyone is entitled to a safe and painless death.
CARP wants euthanasia on demand (searchh Susan Eng)
The Humanists want euthanasia on demand.
Dying with Dignity want euthanasia on demand.


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