Pro-Life Leader Saved From Death After Nurse Tried to Euthanize Him

International   |   Alex Schadenberg   |   Aug 12, 2021   |   5:07PM   |   Ottawa, Canada

As the Executive Director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition I receive many emails and phone calls from people who are wanting to prevent a euthanasia death of a family member or friend.

I was a shocked when I received a call from the wife of a former pro-life leader who was approved for euthanasia.

Euthanasia became legal in Canada in June 2016 and in March 2021 Canada’s federal government expanded the euthanasia law when it passed Bill C-7.

The man that I am referring to was a pro-life activist in the 1990’s.

His wife told me that he was nearing death and being cared for in Catholic hospice facility, but that he had asked to die by lethal injection and he had been approved. Since he was being cared for in a Catholic facility and they would not participate in the act, they were planning to transfer him to a secular hospice.

After a long conversation and hopefully some helpful advice to avert his homicide death, this situation caused me to further think about the nature of the human person and how legalizing euthanasia and assisted suicide clearly threatens the lives of everyone.

His wife, with my help, protected him from euthanasia.

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After his natural death, I received a call from his wife thanking me for helping her save her husband from euthanasia.

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She told me that she found out, after his death, that the day before her husband asked to be killed by euthanasia, that a nurse at the facility, spoke to her husband for several hours in the middle of the night and convinced him to ask for (MAiD). She told his wife, after his death, that MAiD was his right and she spent several hours assuring him that euthanasia was an option for him. He had not brought up the idea of death by lethal injection before that conversion.

When thinking about the ethics concerning what the nurse had done, clearly she did not simply inform him of his legal options but she convinced him, while he was partially sedated, to accept death by lethal injection an act that he would never even have considered when he was in his normal state of mind.

The nurse not only acted inappropriately but she proved how a human person can be influenced at a vulnerable time of their life.

Legalizing euthanasia and assisted suicide threatens all of our lives.

Many people will be influenced by a nurse or a doctor who claims to be informing us of your legal rights, when in fact they are influencing us at a vulnerable time of life to consider (MAiD) euthanasia.

You need to be protected at the most vulnerable time of your life. You need a Power of Attorney for Percsonal Care legal document that states your beliefs concerning medical treatment and also your states your opposition to death by euthanasia and assisted suicide.

Protect your life by purchasing the Life Protecting Power of Attorney for Personal Care from the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition today (Link). Note: Alex Schadenberg is the executive director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition and you can read his blog here. Alex is pictured below.