Canada’s medical assistance in dying (MAiD) law is already the
most permissive euthanasia and assisted-suicide legislation in the world.
Understandably controversial in
itself, there are many horror stories surrounding its implementation. For
example, as lifesitenews.com recently reported, “A 71-year-old widower was admitted to a Southwestern
Ontario hospital after a fall. His family says during his admission he
contracted an infectious diarrheal illness. He was humiliated by staff for the
smell of his room, his family said. He developed a new shortness of breath that
was not comprehensively assessed. In this context, a hospital team member
suggested he would qualify for MAiD. The team said he had end-stage chronic
obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and it was terminal. The patient was
surprised by the diagnosis but trusted the team. Within 48 hours of his first
assessment, he received a medically assisted death. Post-mortem testing showed
he did not have end-stage COPD. His family doctor, when notified of his death,
also stated he did not have end-stage COPD, but the team had failed to contact
her when they were assessing his history.”
First, do no harm? Respect for life? Canadian nice?
Nonetheless, the Great White North’s federal “expert” panel
on MAiD has recommended mental illness be added to the
list of maladies making one eligible for MAiD……apparently without any
legislative changes. How nice, euthanasia by administrative fiat. What could go
To some degree, mental
illness is in the eye of the beholder. It can be quite subjective and has
historically been used as a tool to advance totalitarian political agendas.
Hence, the gulags and “re-education camps.” Don’t believe in global warming? Are
you an anti-vaxxer? Trump supporter?! Didn’t vote for
Justin Trudeau? Driving an 18-wheeler in a “Freedom Convoy?” Then you are,
sadly, mentally ill.
someday soon, in Canada at least, the nice people in the white smocks may be
able to help you.
you may not have a choice.