Skip to comments.Quebec Approves Bill Legalizing Euthanasia
Posted on 06/08/2014 9:57:16 AM PDT by John Semmens
The Québec National Assembly voted 94-22 to approve the so-called dying with dignity act. Under the provisions of this legislation any patient may request and will be granted euthanasia regardless of medical condition. Véronique Hivon, Minister for Social Services and Youth Protection, enthusiastically boasted that we have done away with the notion that a person must be terminally ill before a merciful death can be prescribed. Now anyone who wants to end his life can simply order up the procedure.
Alex Schadenberg, executive director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition characterized the legislation as a dangerous step down the path to state-ordered killings. Prior to this legalization of killing, patients already face the risk of hospital error. It is one thing to mistakenly be given a medication intended to cure. It is quite another to mistakenly be given a drug intended to kill. A new source of anxiety has been added to one's hospital stay.
Hivon pooh-poohed the chances of the wrong patient being terminated as incredibly small. One's risk of being killed in a traffic crash are far larger. Besides, it's not as if any potential miscue would be likely to strike down a perfectly healthy person. Those in the hospital are there because they aren't fully healthy. So even if a person were erroneously put down it would presumably be from an already debilitated condition.
Schadenberg was not reassured. The casual dismissal of fears that errors could be made degrades the sanctity of human life. A life that may not matter much to the state may be precious to its owner and his loved ones. The notion that the population should be culled of the ill, the weak, the inconvenient, or the disobedient is fed by this monstrous turn toward human sacrifice.
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I can think of a few “leaders” here that I’d like put out of my misery.
As they should.
Satire aside, euthinasia of any sort is not a slippery slope, it is a cliff with no bottom, evidence abortion; I well remember the socialists argument used to legalize abortion, the same arguments are used today to perform abortions up to the moment of and after birth, although this may be illegal it is practiced on a regular basis.
Euthanasia will become mandatory, when anyone is of no longer use to the gov’t, and that is not hyperbole, sci-fi, nor satire.
There was a time, perhaps 50-years ago, whe Quebec was a solidy Catholic bastion with an actively practicing populous. Then the 1960s came, and they quit.
They are now killing because they can with little regard for life. State-sponored murder.
The catholic faith seems to be falling apart into absurd moral decline and it seems outright collapse in some places.