The people who will survive this year In 2021, the Canadian government passed Bill C-7 to expand euthanasia to persons whose natural death is not reasonably foreseeable. The new law excluded those whose sole condition is a mental illness but only for two years, until March 17, 2023. We have got to stop using
Grasping for RitualYesterday, CBC published this narrative piece by Nellwyn Lampert in which she reflects on the toll that her grandmother’s euthanasia death took on her. Lampert recounts how her husband poured some wine for her as they sat in the living room anticipating her grandmother’s death in a nearby hospital scheduled for 5 p.m. It is
What’s in the latest government euthanasia report? On February 15th, this 130-page “Report of the Special Joint Committee on Medical Assistance in Dying” was presented to the House of Commons. The report covers five main areas, including: palliative care; safeguards for persons with disabilities; euthanasia where a mental disorder is the sole underlying condition;
Before Us Are Death and Life The other day, The New York Times published a story with the headline, “A Yale Professor Suggested Mass Suicide for Old People in Japan. What Did He Mean?” That same day, in a tweet by Columbia University research fellow that’s been viewed more than a million times, Richard
Who Will Be An Organ Donor?Yesterday, CTV broke the news that, “Canada is performing the most organ transplants from MAID patients among the four countries studied that offer this practice.”According to the first-ever review of this phenomenon, Canadian doctors were found to have performed almost half of all worldwide organ transplants following death by euthanasia.
Assisted suicide is always a tragedy and we always try to prevent it We are heading into the Christmas season and frankly it is an excellent time to think and talk about the subject of euthanasia and assisted suicide. This may sound like a bizarre claim, but hear me out. We often hear assisted