Friday, May 22, 2020

Do you have a story about euthanasia or assisted suicide?

We need stories to effectively oppose euthanasia and assisted suicide and convince politicians that legalizing or expanding MAiD legislation is bad public policy.

The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition is seeking stories that can be shared with others and decision makers.

The story of Alan Nichols is important when speaking about how our current law is not protecting depressed people or why we should not extend MAiD to people with Mental illness.

Alan Nichols (62) was not sick or dying yet he died by euthanasia on July 26 at Chilliwack General Hospital in BC. His family is shocked that he was approved for and died by euthanasia. They were powerless to stop it.

Alan struggled with chronic depression. He often isolated himself, refusing to take medication or see a doctor. He needed support and encouragement during difficult times, not euthanasia.

Alan's story has been seen Canada-wide through CTV News coverage and social media (Link to Alan's story). His story is helping Canadians understand the consequences of legalized euthanasia.

Was Alan pressured or influenced to choose euthanasia?
Was Alan of sound mind to provide informed consent?
Was Alan offered any caring supports?

What could have been done to protect him?

Do you have a story to tell?

Canada's euthanasia law has opened the door wider to the abuse of people living with vulnerable conditions. The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition is sharing real life stories to show what is happening.

Your voice has the power to influence people, inspire action and affect decisions.

Sharing your experience can help you find closure and justice and honour the memory of a loved one lost to assisted death.

We believe in caring not killing.

If you have a story, email or call EPC at: 1-877-439-3348. 

We will not publicize your story without consent.

EPC is distributing the flyer at the top for $30 for 100 flyers or $50 for 200 flyers (tax and shipping included).


Corrina Conlan said...

This is the same hospital where they murdered my mother sneaking lethal injections while they changed her. We never asked nor were we told that they were killing my mom I visited every single day. First Chilliwack hospital lied saying my mom couldn't swallow. I went every day feeding her myself. They kept injecting her when I left. They need to be charged with murder.

Anonymous said...

I was power of attorney for a woman (72) who had vision and hearing impairments and some mobility issues. I attended her visits with her doctor and his attitude spoke loudly to me that he thought she was wasting valuable health care resources. While she was in hospital I was called by the night nurse(5am) to say the lady was dying. She had a restless night, shallow breathing and slowed heart rate. I went to the hospital and she was incoherent. I asked what had happened. A new nurse came in, removed something from her shoulder and the doctor came in with a syringe, an antidote for morphine. She was laughing and talking and eating grapes 5 minutes later. A couple of weeks later I received a call at noon from the hospital to say she had had a restless night, her breathing was shallow, heart rate slowed and she had passed away. The reason she was there was due entirely to the hospital's negligence and now she was dead. The doctor won't so much as look at me to this day
. I wrote a 7 page letter to the college of physicians and surgeons outlining the mistakes in her care and my suspicions, which, of course, I had no way of confirming. The college essentially did nothing. That was 2015. This is more common than any of us want to believe.

MaryLiz said...

The South Shore Regional tried to dehydrate and starve my Dad to death when he still needed his feeding tube. I fought for a week. Finally they put I. A new feeding tube. It had been removed when he was taken off the ventilator in the ICU, because he was able to breathe on his own. The nurse so. The third floor tried to get me to agree that my Dad would need comfort care only and that the feeding tube went against their motives which were to murder my Dad. I had not realized that Dad was also being given Haldol which created swallowing problems (dysphagia) and Parkinson’s symptoms: masked faced, tremors, ridged limbs, and have as killing his brain. There was no reason for him to be receiving Haldol. They were sneaking in by injection. Dad has never bed. The same since. He went into the hospital with pneumonia walking with a walker and came out completely bedridden. No once did he receive any kind of physiotherapy on the third floor floor. He did receive some in the ICU from the nurses, but once on the regular medical floor they seemed to be doing everything they could to cause profound disability. No one cares about the elderly. It’s terrifying.

marwen said...

Euthanasia and assisted suicide are nothing but the hidden meaning for murder. And it is so considered by God. They can talk all they want, but this a fact of life, they cannot get out from under. And all the political (in)correct people who think, they are doing any good, are totally wrong. They did that to my brother and afterwards my sister-in-law was saying, that she thought they probably should not have done it at all!

Jack Popjes said...

My aunt died of pancreatic cancer. She screamed her life away in my uncle's arms for three weeks, while he begged the doctors to to give her more pain killers and they didn't. A year later he was diagnosed with cancer, and killed himself with a massive dose of sleeping pills.

I am not in favour of euthanasia, but at age 82, I really, really hope I will be given enough pain killers to help me die in peace, if I should ever be in my aunt's situation.

Donna said...

Yes I always wonder why the protocol in nursing homes is to withhold water and IV from the dying. They die of starvation or dehydration instead of from their disease. I hope they read each person's wishes. Doesn't sound like it in many cases. And even if the person doesn't want hospital intervention, withholding water is just plain irresponsible.

Deborah said...

There are many cases around the country of deaths in hospitals and nursing homes caused by withholding life-sustaining care, including food and water from vulnerable patients who cannot speak for themselves.

Because such deaths occur quietly within the confines of hospitals and nursing homes they can be kept from public view.


This kind of death is horrible to undergo and to watch. Nurses and other health care personnel have expressed revulsion at having to participate in cases where the patient is starved and dehydrated. They like to use terms like 'actively dying' and lie to the families about how painful it is.

My sister recently died during the lockdown. She had dementia and was in a group home. She had been under hospice care for over a year, but they told me when they started it not to be concerned. Hospice did not mean she was dying it just was a way to get her additional care! That was the first lie! It was to deny care! But what they did to her a couple of weeks ago was far worse than anything I could have imagined. She had a seizure and they allowed the family to visit. When I saw her she was fine! Her color was good she was breathing easily and was actually snoring a little. I left confident she would recover. But what I did not know was that they decided it was time to deny her all food and water. She began to die (they were killing her). They decided it was time for her to die! When I found out what was going on I was horrified. I knew what a terrible way this was to die and did not even know it was legal in the U.S. I called the Group Home and Hospice and demanded they give her an IV and rehydrate her and said I would not stand for this. They refused! I asked what she was dying of ...they wouldn't say. They said they would not talk to me and hung up! I tried pleading with my older sister who was the head guardian, but they had convinced her this was a painless death. I tried to talk to her, but she believed Hospice lies! I was helpless to stop it. I loved my sister! She did not deserve to die this way. This needs to be outlawed! No one should have the power to kill people like this. It is sick! My sister was not dying ...they ended her life by dehydration. It took several days to die ...horrible!

The basic right to life should not be abridged because someone decides that someone else's quality of life is too low.

We need to alert people to what is happening in hospitals and nursing homes. They are lying to families when they say this is a painless death. Do not to let this happen to someone you love. I want to notify Congress and the Senate ...perhaps the President himself to see what can be done to stop it. Please Help!

Myra Hamilton said...

My sister was in hospital and had a discharge date. Unfortunately 6 days before her discharge she had an extremely intense disagreement with one of the nurses ;resulting in the nurse being reprimanded by her superior. Approximately 4 days before discharge while I was speaking with her via telephone the same nurse shut off her oxygen .To make along story short the nurse refused to give me her name .also refused to allow me to speak to anyone else . After my sister died I could not manage to have the police or anyone else to believe me as every one I pleaded for help from stated that I was just suffering from grief and that my story is too strange to be true .but I say truth does not always make a lot of sense . And I believe I know of what I speak as I am no stranger to medicine and nursing as I am a fully qualified 26 year nurse .I am also a certified general counsellor as well as an anesthetic technician and have had multiple training techniques in self control and critical thinking .Now I am living every day knowing a truth of murder that others refuse to acknowledge .This situation happened April 2018 .It is now May 2020 .Everything is just as fresh and vivid upon remembering the events as though it were yesterday .

merrymix said...

My mother, aged 94, was in good health except for some dementia. She went to the E R on Good Friday, 2015 with an impaction. That's it -- constipation! They admitted her which was unexpected. They treated her with Go Lightly and said she had not passed the impaction. They would allow her no food because it would make things worse and kept saying she was having a "procedure" the next day. The days passed but they assured me that she was on an IV and would be o.k. One day, I noticed that the IV always looked the same so checked it and found that the plug was not connected. I insisted for her to have a feeding tube but, just before that could occur, a "team" came in to explain to all of the family that was there that this was cruel and would harm her more than ever. So she just died of starvation and dehydration. Some years before, I had filed a document from the Right To Life that she was not to be starved or dehydrated to death. It was on file at that same hospital but it didn't matter at all. She died on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 12, 2015.