Humanize Podcast: Alex Schadenberg on the Canadian Euthanasia Epidemic

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The Humanize Podcast is hosted by Wesley J. Smith, bioethics expert from The Discovery Institute.

The Humanize Podcast is hosted by Wesley J. Smith, bioethics expert from The Discovery Institute.

This episode of the Humanize Podcast features Alex Schadenberg of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition who is on the front lines of the fight against euthanasia in Canada. To get a preview of how far some want to go with euthanasia in America, we only have to look to Canada.

Listen to the most informed minds on the issue discuss euthanasia, and also, be prepared to see them at the 2023 National Right to Life Convention! They will be keynote speakers for our General Session on euthanasia.

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No modern society has embraced lethal injection euthanasia with the enthusiasm of Canada, where not only the terminally ill can be killed by doctors but also people with chronic conditions and disabilities. Soon, people with mental illnesses will qualify for a doctor-hastened death. In 2021, more than 10,000 Canadians were euthanized by doctors or nurse practitioners.

As recently as 2014, euthanasia was outlawed in the country. But then, the Supreme Court declared that such laws were unconstitutional. Since that event, Canada has created one of the world’s most radical lethal injection euthanasia regimes.

Why has Canada, of all countries, embraced doctor-administered death? Wesley’s guest on this episode of Humanize has the answers. Alex Schadenberg is one of the world’s premier opponents of euthanasia and assisted suicide. He is the co-founder and executive director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, founded in 1998 and based in the Canadian Province of Ontario. He produced The Euthanasia Deception documentary that explores 15 years of euthanasia legalization in Belgium. Schadenberg has traveled the world speaking about the issue, authored countless opinion columns, and moderates the world’s most widely-read blog devoted to the issue, the link to which can be found in the program notes. He is also the author of Exposing Vulnerable People to Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide.

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