Canadian Euthanasia Escapee’s Shocking Revelation Sparks Urgent Concerns

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Amir Farsoud, whose sad tale I shared with you back in 2022, won’t be forced to choose between being homeless or being put down by the Canadian government. Some days, this is considered good news.

CityNews’ video report of November that year, which covered Farsood’s financial problems and had the headline “MAID as an Alternative to Poverty,” pretty much summarized it. Farsood was homeless once before, and despite being only slightly disabled to qualify for “Medical Assistance in Dying,” he thought that a winter spent homeless would be worse than euthanasia.

Farsood’s story inspired people to donate money and get him off the streets.

Farsood appeared on a BBC documentary entitled “Better Off Dead” and said that he had made it very clear to the medical professionals in the documentary as to why he chose MAID.

“I told my doctor that I was eligible for medical reasons but the real reason I asked is because of my current socio-economic situation.”

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He was put on the list of those who would die anyway. He didn’t have a terminal disease. He was not a quadriplegic trapped in a hospital bed for many years. As the original law required, he did not suffer from “grievous medical conditions that are irremediable.” He had chronic back pain and was broken.

Canada would rather kill than treat.

During my writings, I noted that Canada’s MAID had been recently expanded to include euthanasia by almost anyone who desired it. MAID has only been in force since 2016 and originally offered the option of suicide for terminally ill adult patients. Since then, the law was amended to allow people with mental illnesses to be pushed off their mortal coil by the government, beginning in 2024.

But the guardrails have been removed — as planned? This story about Kathrin Mentler, a young woman from 2023 showed.

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Mentler, according to The Daily Mail, tried to check into a Vancouver Hospital in June for help with “debilitating hopelessness and suicide” feelings. She was told by a doctor that Canada’s “broken system” of healthcare had led to a shortage in psychiatrists.

The clinician instead asked, “Have You Considered MAID?”

Mentler said that she went to the clinic because “I didn’t want to be in a position where I might think of taking an overdose.” The clinician said that MAID was more “comfortable than a solo attempt at suicide, which might not work.” Mentler would be able to take “sedating drugs, including benzodiazepines” with MAID.

It happened before MAID began to cover the mentally ill. MAID now covers those with alcohol and drug addictions. Suicide is not as painful as 12-step programs.

The guardrails are gone, as I have said.

Remember when Canada was known for its kindness? It seems so long ago.