By Wesley J. Smith Mere legalization of euthanasia is never enough. Eventually, efforts will be made to compel dissenting doctors and institutions to become complicit in the killing of sick patients — even if it violates constitutional guarantees of freedom of religion. That process is accelerating in Canada. Ontario already requires individual doctors, at the risk of …Continue reading "The Canadian Culture of Death Brooks No Dissent"
By We Need a Law In June 2023, Bill C-311, the Violence Against Pregnant Women Act, was debated for the second time in Parliament before being voted down 205-113. This bill would have added to sentencing requirements so that someone who killed or injured a pregnant woman would face a harsher sentence than a similar criminal who assaulted someone …Continue reading "Bill C-3ll –Violence Against Pregnant Women Act–defeated but progress made"
By Wesley J. Smith The Hippocratic oath explicitly prohibits doctor participation in euthanasia/assisted suicide. But doctors don’t take the great oath anymore, precisely because (in part) it conflicts with modern sensibilities that doctors can be ethical takers of human life. And this is the result. The Canadian government is teaching doctors to become euthanasia killing specialists. …Continue reading "Canada Teaches MDs to Become Killing Specialist"
Dear Friends: We have incredible news. The Conservative Party of Canada overwhelmingly passed Policy 908 at their Convention (September 7 – 9, 2023) in Quebec City, a resolution that opposes the expansion of euthanasia to people with psychological suffering, to minors, to people who are not competent and their opposition to euthanasia for people who are not …Continue reading "Conservative Party of Canada passes Policy 908 opposing expansion of euthanasia"
By We Need a Law In a recent article, Kelly Bowden and Tiffany Butler suggest that an abortion law would turn the medical issue of abortion into a political issue. They advocate for a continuation of the status quo, where Canada has no abortion law at all. This argument makes the false assumption that abortion is not …Continue reading "Abortion is not just a medical issue"
By Alex Schadenberg The Care Not Killing Alliance UK shared the following message with their supporters as they gear up to prevent the legalization of euthanasia in the UK. This weekend, The Telegraph published an interview with Canadian veteran and Paralympian Christine Gauthier. ‘Ms Gauthier, who requires a wheelchair because of irreversible injuries from her time in the military, said …Continue reading "Canadian euthanasia stories influence the international debate."
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Guernsey Deputy, Lester Queripel, told the Health & Social Care Committee [HSC] that the States’ financial problems provide an ideal opportunity to revisit the issue of assisted suicide. The Guernsey Press reported on August 30 Queripel saying: ‘no stone should be left unturned’ as committees battle to …Continue reading "Guernsey official says that assisted suicide will save money"
By Michael Cook Canada is constantly working to increase the number of euthanasia deaths. The latest development is proposed guidelines which practically require doctors and nurse practitioners to recommend medical aid in dying to people who might qualify. The Model Practice Standard for Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) was released in March, but the most controversial of its proposals was …Continue reading "Will Canadian doctors be forced to market euthanasia to their patients?"
The article by Goldin appears to support the group Dying With Dignity who support child euthanasia. The article states: THE FACTS: Social media users are misrepresenting a screenshot of the advocacy organization’s website as proof that the Canadian government is pushing its youth to cut their lives short. The screenshot shows the top of a …Continue reading "Fake news about fake news on child euthanasia in Canada"
By Wesley J. Smith The pattern never changes. Euthanasia is legalized under the promise of “strict guidelines” preventing abuse. As time goes on, the strict guidelines are loosened, and then loosened again. Sometimes the process is slow and sometimes fast. But the direction is all one way. In addition to that, doctors may assist the …Continue reading "Quebec Death Doctors Don’t Like Being Told to Stay within the Law"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition A report by the Special Joint Committee on Medical Assistance in Dying (AMAD) that was tabled [introduced] in the House of Commons on February 15, 2023 called for a further expansion of euthanasia (MAiD) in Canada. The report recommended, among other things, that euthanasia be expanded to include children …Continue reading "The euthanasia lobby is pushing for child and infant euthanasia "
By Michael Cook Lois Cardinal, a 35-year-old First Nations transwoman from Alberta, Canada, has been denied medical assistance in dying (MAiD) after applying for the procedure due to the pain she experiences from a surgically-built vagina. Cardinal underwent a vaginoplasty in 2009, but developed complications and quickly regretted the procedure. She now feels constant pressure, pain, …Continue reading "Transgender Canadian denied euthanasia"