By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition CBC News Saskatchewan reporter Laura Sciarpelletti on September 19 published a report that the Saskatchewan Health Authority 811 help line removed the link to the Medical Aid in Dying (euthanasia) program. According to the CBC News report Everett Hindley, Saskatchewan’s Minister of Mental Health sent out a …Continue reading "Saskatchewan 811 Health Line Stops Promoting Euthanasia"
By We Need a Law The good news is very good It goes underreported in the pro-life community how pro-abortion efforts have been consistently frustrated in New Brunswick. We don’t see this success often, so it’s worth taking a moment to be grateful that the government in New Brunswick, under the leadership of Premier Blaine …Continue reading "Good news and bad news for pre-born children in New Brunswick, Canada"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Maria Cheng published an investigative report for the Associated Press on August 11 titled: ‘Disturbing’: Experts troubled by Canada’s euthanasia laws. She writes Disability experts say the story is not unique in Canada, which arguably has the world’s most permissive euthanasia rules — allowing people with serious disabilities …Continue reading "‘Disturbing’: Experts troubled by Canada’s euthanasia laws which arguably are the world’s most permissive"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition An article by Jocelyn Downie, Canada’s leading pro-euthanasia academic that was published by Policy Options on July 25 asks the question: Who is actually eligible for medical assistance in Dying in Quebec? Many people are not aware that Canada has two euthanasia laws, the federal law and …Continue reading "Jocelyn Downie urges Québec physicians to expand interpretation of euthanasia law. "
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Dr. Mark D’Souza, a Toronto physician who specializes in pain and symptom management, was published by the Toronto Sun on July 18. The headline for article was “The ever-expanding goalposts of euthanasia in Canada”. D’Souza examines the concern of people who cannot gain effective treatment for their …Continue reading "Canada’s ever-expanding euthanasia law "
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Bill 38 would expand (MAiD) euthanasia in Québec by allowing euthanasia by advanced directive and forcing medical institutions, such as hospices, to participate in euthanasia. Bill 38 was originally slated to be pushed through before the October 3, 2022 election but it has now been delayed. The …Continue reading "Québec’s euthanasia expansion bill is likely delayed until after the October election."
By Wesley J. Smith The Netherlands and Belgium already permit people diagnosed with dementia to sign an advance directive ordering themselves killed when they become incapacitated. This has even resulted in one case in which such a patient was euthanized despite resisting — and the government responded by changing the law to enable death-doctors to …Continue reading "Canadian Bill to Allow Euthanasia of Dementia Patients"
By We Need a Law The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) recently released its abortion data for 2020. The goal of the pro-life movement is to reduce the abortion rate as far as possible, so we want to take note of the statistics. Are we being successful? The short answer is that, even after …Continue reading "Woefully Inadequate reporting of abortions in Canada"
Even though Arianna and Asaara never went to an abortion clinic, Parliament’s failure to recognize the human rights of pre-born children means that victims like Asaara go unrecognized by the law, even when their death has nothing to do with abortion. Read the full story.Continue reading "Canada’s continued failure to recognize the human rights of pre-born children"
Losing a loved one to a violent crime is a hurt that cannot be repaired even by the harshest sentence possible. Arianna and her daughter Asaara were buried together – Asaara a perfectly formed baby who died waiting for emergency services to arrive. Read the whole story.Continue reading "Losing a loved one to a violent crime is a hurt that cannot be repaired"
By We Need a Law It looks like the end of legal proceedings in the murder of 27-year-old Arianna Goberdhan, who was killed along with her pre-born daughter Asaara in 2017. Nicholas Baig pled guilty to the murder in 2019 and his latest appeal was rejected after he missed his 30-day window to appeal by …Continue reading "Pre-born victims of crime in Canada continue to go unrecognized"
By Michael Cook Canada legalized euthanasia and assisted suicide in 2016, five years ago. Both supporters and critics of “medical aid in dying”, as the Canadians call it, have examined whether the controversial legislation is working as planned. In the Journal of Medical Ethics last August, two of Canada’s leading academic activists for MAiD, Udo …Continue reading "After five years, is Canada’s ‘medical aid in dying’ legislation working? "