Canada Legalized Assisted Suicide, Now Parents Want Doctors to Euthanize Their Disabled Children

International   |   Rohan Sharma   |   Nov 27, 2017   |   10:27AM   |   Ottawa, Canada

This article was written by Rohan Sharma published by Pagalparrot on November 22, 2017

According to a survey conducted by the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS), paediatricians are already increasingly being asked by parents to euthanize disabled or dying children and infants.

American anti-euthanasia activist Wesley Smith wrote in the National Review,

“Once euthanasia consciousness is unleashed, it never stops expanding. I guess Robert Latimer–a Canadian farmer who murdered his daughter because she had cerebral palsy–was a visionary.”

The CPS survey noted,

“such consultations may be rare, minors in Canada are contemplating MAID-related concepts and approaching healthcare providers with MAID-related questions. Given the evolving legislative landscape, it is reasonable to anticipate that such questions will increase in the near future.”

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The executive director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition added:

“All this is very problematic. Why do you want to allow them to suffer? So the idea is, well, this isn’t fair, the law has an inequality because you’re allowing adults who are capable of requesting this, but not children or mature minors.” Note: Alex Schadenberg is the executive director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition and you can read his blog here.