Canada has pushed hard for euthanasia, and it will get worse now that ‘strict guidelines to protect against abuse’ – in the parlance of the movement – have extended to people with chronic and debilitating conditions. , and will soon extend to people with dementia. and mental illnesses.
The statistics are startling and illustrate that once euthanasia awareness infects a culture, it grows like a mushroom. Alex Schadenberg of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition reports that:
Comparing the third annual report (2021) to the second annual report (2020), the report indicates that there was: 10,064 assisted deaths in 2021 compared to 7603 in 2020, 5661 in 2019, 4480 in 2018, 2838 in 2017 and 1018 in 2016.
The report says the number of assisted deaths increased by 32.4%, representing 3.3% of all deaths in 2021.
When all data sources are considered, the total number of assisted euthanasia (MAD) deaths reported in Canada from legalization to December 31, 2021 is 31,664.
That’s a huge number
With the newly relaxed guidelines fully in effect for 2022, the darkness will only deepen. Some additional thoughts:
- Some of these people might still be alive if they had received prolonged suicide prevention treatment. But this essential service is generally not offered to people requesting euthanasia in Canada (nor assisted suicide in the United States). This abdication of compassion is a profound abandonment of desperate evil.
- Only 15% of Canadians have access to quality palliative care — compassionate treatments that can make all the difference in whether you want to live or die.
- In Ontario, physicians have no conscience rights. They must either kill qualified patients who ask to die, or find a doctor they know will do the deed – known in the euphemisms so typical of the movement as an “effective referral”.
- Some people have been euthanized for fear of loneliness caused by Covid lockdowns. In one case, a woman asked to die because of the isolation she faced. Ironically, his family was allowed to witness his death, but no visit as a way to help him continue. Moreover, hundreds of people have chosen death, at least in part, for fear of loneliness in 2019a trend that has continued.
- Canada combines euthanasia and organ harvestinggiving the desperate a reason to choose death over life.
- From 2023, the mentally ill will be eligible for euthanasia.
Our closest cousin
Some readers may think it doesn’t matter because Canada is not the United States. This reaction really hisses beyond the graveyard. Canada is our closest cultural cousin. If it can happen there, it can happen here too.
And here’s a shocking truth: Nearly 4 million Americans die each year. If the same percentage of people were killed by doctors here as in Canada today, that would be more than 120,000 murders by euthanasia per year. And even more so, if or when the law permits euthanasia/assisted suicide beyond the terminally ill, as would surely happen if American culture swallowed the cultural hemlock of the euthanasia movement.
We had better pay particular attention to Canada. Because the same death culture pathogen runs through our national veins, even though our resistance is stronger. Once a society falls into the cultural abyss, it is very difficult to come back up.
posted at The corner.