Euthanasia deaths rise quickly in Ontario, likely related to the passing of Bill C-7

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The Federal Government passed Bill C-7 on March 17, 2021. The Canadian government predicted that there would be a 20% increase in the number of assisted deaths in Canada. That number proved to vastly underestimate the toil. On July 1, I published some of the data from Health …

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Canadian Federal government has no constitutional right to force funding for abortions at private clinic in New Brunswick

By We Need a Law Ottawa, Ontario –Parliament needs to ensure it respects provincial jurisdiction over health care administration when considering the private abortion clinic in New Brunswick. Deputy Prime Minister Freeland has indicated the government will announce plans to ensure funding for this Clinic 554 in Fredericton. Health care, however, is under the jurisdiction …

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Killing to cure loneliness. Canada’s euthanasia experiment

Editor’s note. This article was first published by the Australian Care Alliance on July 5, 2021 and reposted with the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. Canada’s 2020 euthanasia report: Almost 8,000 died by lethal injection, 1,412 people died citing loneliness, and 4% of deaths in British Columbia (BC) were by euthanasia. According to the Second Annual Report on Medical Assistance …

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Canadian parliament refuses to condemn sex-selective abortion

By Michael Cook According to the United Nations, “around 140 million women are believed to be ‘missing’ around the world – the result of son preference, including gender-biased sex selection, a form of discrimination.” Ten years ago, UN agencies, including the OHCHR, UNFPA, UNICEF, UN Women and WHO issued a position paper condemning the elimination …

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Canadian Euthanasia deaths increased by almost 35% in 2020

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Joan Bryden reported for the Canadian Press on June 8, 2021 that Health Canada official Abby Hoffman told the new parliamentary Special Joint Committee on Medical Assistance in Dying that there were 7,595 reported euthanasia (MAiD—Medical Assistance in Dying) deaths in Canada in 2020 representing a 17% increase from 5,631 …

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Canadian Parliament Defeats Bill to Ban Killing Babies in Sex-Selection Abortions

By Mike Schouten Today Members of Parliament voted against sending Bill C-233, the Sex Selective Abortion Act to committee for further study. Introduced by Saskatchewan MP Cathay Wagantall, the bill would have prohibited physicians from knowingly performing sex selective abortions – a practice that is disproportionately used to target girls. Despite Erin O’Toole’s emphatic pro-choice …

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24,000 estimated assisted deaths in Canada since legalization

Ontario euthanasia deaths increase, in spite of COVID lock-down.  By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The April 2021euthanasia and assisted suicide (MAiD) data for Ontario indicates that even though the Province has been under a strict COVID-19 “lock-down,” in the month of April, Ontario experienced the highest number of euthanasia deaths –241– since …

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Government committee examining further expansions of Canada’s euthanasia and assisted suicide (MAiD) law

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition When Canada legalized euthanasia and assisted suicide (Medical Aid in Assistance–MAiD) in June 2016, a section of the legislation required the government to conduct a full five-year review of the legislation, starting in June 2020. Instead of conducting a full review of the law, the Canadian government …

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Canadian Supreme Court cements closure of private hospices for refusal to participate in assisted suicide

By Anne Marie Williams, RN, BSN A British Columbia hospice society recently lost an appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada, one of several legal avenues it unsuccessfully pursued in an attempt to avoid participating in assisted suicide. Delta Hospice Society, located in the town of Delta in the Canadian province of British Columbia, was …

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Canada’s Liberal government’s fixation on abortion contains provision in budget that pro-life groups can support

By We Need a Law Ottawa, ON – The recent Liberal budget addressed a problem the pro-life movement has been highlighting for years: the lack of information regarding abortion.  “In Canada, most abortions are funded by the government, and yet the manner in which we maintain statistics is in complete disarray,” explained Tabitha Ewert, legal counsel for …

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Three takeaways from the misunderstood ‘Morgentaler’ case every pro-lifer in Canada should know

By We Need a Law The 1988 Morgentaler decision from the Supreme Court of Canada is often referenced by those on both sides of the abortion debate. It is an important point in the history of abortion in Canada, but it is also one of the most misunderstood aspects of the abortion debate. It deserves …

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Amendments to Canada’s euthanasia law threaten traditional ‘standard of care’

By Michael Cook  The Canadian Parliament is debating a major expansion of the country’s 2016 euthanasia act. Critics say that the amendments will make Canada’s law the most permissive in the world. Bill C-7 intends to give access to “Medical Assistance in Dying” (MAiD) to people whose natural death is not reasonably foreseeable. It establishes …

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