Friday, March 12, 2021

Don’t Follow Canada… Don’t kill your disabled and depressed citizens

Dr Paul Saba
Dr Paul Saba is co-founder of Physicians for Social Justice and is the author of a book entitled “Made to Live.” 

Dr. Saba states: 

"There is no justification to kill people simply because they are faced with mental or physical health care challenges." 

Montreal, March 11th, 2020: Canada voted in Parliament to adopt a law that extends assisted suicide and euthanasia to over six million depressed and disabled Canadians; a number that represents 16% of the country's population.

Dr. Paul Saba is a healthcare advocate and family physician practicing in Montreal (Quebec). Since the euthanasia law was adopted in 2016, over 20,000 Canadians have been killed under this law. The euthanasia law was initially conceived to eliminate the terminally ill with only a few months to live. However, it is now being extended to those without any life-threatening illness and who may have years to live.

In his recently released book, Made to Live, Dr. Saba provides many examples of families, friends, and patients whose lives would have been lost had they accepted their physicians’ wrong diagnoses or prognoses and chose to be euthanized. Today those people are happy to be alive.

Based on his experiences in Canada, he argues that no country should open the door to assisted suicide and euthanasia.

"Government officials and lobbyists promote the false idea that people will suffer if they are not killed. We are not in the Dark Ages. Modern medicine can care for people and alleviate psychological and physical suffering. There is no excuse to kill people even if they ask to be killed. This goes not only against medical ethics but also against humanity."
The World Medical Association, with over 11 million physicians in over 110 countries, is firmly opposed to euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide.

We must proactively care for all people regardless of age, health condition, disability, and socioeconomic status, during normal times, pandemics and flu outbreaks, catastrophes, revolutions, and wars. We must provide all the necessary resources to save lives. We must stop promoting rapid death for people with disabilities, whether physical or mental - because every life is valuable and because we humans are made to live.

Dr. Paul Saba is currently a family physician who practices in Montreal and has worked in critical care and emergency medicine. He is co-founder of Physicians for Social Justice and is the author of a book entitled “Made to Live.”

Order the book - Made to Live from the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (Link). 


Marianne said...

My heart breaks for those who cry for help, who need to hear they are valuable, who crave our support ... and we allow a doctor to kill them. What a sad, sad commentary on the values in our country!!

gypsylm said...

Well said Marianne ...... it's now embarrassing to be a Canadian when at one time we had the respect of ALL nations. It's even more aborrant to be a Christian, knowing that Canada was built and operated under the belief and acknowledgement of a Supreme God, the Giver of all life Who deems ALL of His children valuable. Now we are seemingly helpless in stopping the evil rush to KILL our most vulnerable loved ones who should be treated with respect,love and tender care.