Euthanasia Easier to Access Than Health Care in Canada

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In 2016, Canada legalized euthanasia. To access the Medical Assistance in Dying program (MAID), a patient needed to be terminally ill. However, next year the state plans on extending MAID to people suffering from mental illnesses — including those with PTSD.

The slippery slope toward an ethical breakdown predicted by those who advocated euthanasia has come true. Proponents of euthanasia laughed at the idea, but the reality is it’s growing much more rapidly than anyone could have imagined.

Canadian veteran Kelsi S. Sheren developed post-traumatic stress disorder after the Afghanistan War and campaigns against euthanasia expansion.

“It is disgusting to take people who are willing to risk their lives for you and your safety to then tell them that it is better to just die. It is unacceptable. And it is the most infuriating thing to come from the Canadian government in the past decade. ”

Sheren explains that overcoming PTSD can be difficult, but obtaining the necessary medical care to aid in the treatment process can be even more difficult.

One thing is to suffer from a terminal disease that causes constant pain and discomfort. But what about Lisa Pauli? A 47-year-old woman with anorexia, who has been diagnosed with the disorder in 2024. Despite the fact that she could benefit from treatments to help her overcome her condition, she’ll be able to access state-assisted suicidal methods.

Reuters:

Six disability rights and religious activists told Reuters the speed of planned changes in the assisted death framework of Canada could lead to people choosing MAID due to their inability to access social services – which, if not provided, would exacerbate the suffering of those who choose it.

David Lametti is the Canadian Justice Minister. He dismissed the criticisms that the country moved too quickly or opened up the system for abuse. Disability advocates are demanding a rollback of the current framework, claiming it puts people with disabilities in danger.

“We have gotten where we are through a number of very prudent steps,” Lametti said in an interview with Reuters in June. “It’s been a slow and careful evolution. And I’m proud of that.”

There’s the issue of hospitals being forced by the state to provide euthanasia even if that’s against the religion.

Christian Institute:

St Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, does not perform euthanasia due to its religious beliefs. It recently transferred a dying patient to another hospital. Dying with Dignity uses the case as an attempt to prevent the hospital from receiving funding.

Angelina Ireland said, “If they have their way, there will be no sanctuaries, whether faith-based or palliative-care oriented.”

In the year 2021, Delta Hospice Society was denied $1.5 million of public funding. It also lost its property in the province for refusing to allow euthanasia.

What should be clear to even the most casual observer is that there is no “middle ground” with euthanasia advocates. This is exactly the reason we should be terrified of these people. Their goal is not “compassion” but victory. Outside moral judgments must not play a role in “individual autonomy.”

It is important to protect the elderly, infirm, and mentally incompetent. To make state-sanctioned death more than an occasional, reluctantly accepted medical intervention, would be barbaric. Canada needs to wake up before building suicide centers like Soylent Green.