As a result of last year’s Supreme Court of Canada decision (Carter v. Canada, 2015 SCC 5), our country is about to enter a whole new era, one where it will become acceptable to kill people, particularly the most vulnerable. By hiding this reality behind such blandly deceptive terms as “Medical Assistance in Dying”, we are in danger of normalizing the act of killing those who are sick, who are in pain, who are not “contributing” to society. Lest you think this an exaggeration, here are just a few of the 21 recommendations presented by the parliamentary committee on February 25, 2016.
The recommendations of the parliamentary committee go far, far beyond this decision!
In his statement to the people of the Archdiocese of Toronto, Cardinal Collins had this to say:
“Death comes to us all, sometimes suddenly, and sometimes slowly. Although patients benefit from medication that controls pain, they are fully justified in refusing burdensome and disproportionate treatment that serves only to prolong the inevitable process of dying. But dying is simply not the same as being killed. We are grateful for physicians and nurses and others who offer medical assistance to patients who are dying, but it is never justified for them to kill a patient.”
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Attorney General of Canada - Department of Justice
Attorney General of Ontario
Council of Canadians with Disabilities
Community Living Ontario
Christian Legal Fellowship
Physicians' Alliance Against Euthanasia
The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada
Canadian Federation of Catholic Physicians' Societies
Canadian Medical Association
Catholic Health Alliance of Canada
Criminal Lawyers' Association (Ontario)
Catholic Civil Rights League
Euthanasia Prevention Coalition