Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Veterans Affairs Canada worker advocates euthanasia for PTSD.

Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

Sean Boynton and Mercedes Stephenson reported for Global News on August 16 that a Veterans Affairs Canada employee advocated (MAiD) euthanasia for a veteran who is dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and a traumatic brain injury. According to the report:
A Canadian Forces veteran seeking treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder and a traumatic brain injury was shocked when he was unexpectedly and casually offered medical assistance in dying by a Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) employee, sources tell Global News.

Sources say a VAC service agent brought up medical assistance in dying, or MAID, unprompted in the conversation with the veteran. Global News is not identifying the veteran who was seeking treatment.
According to the report, the veteran did not bring up MAiD and was disturbed by the suggestion. The news report stated:
Sources close to the veteran say he and his family were disgusted by the conversation, and feel betrayed by the agency mandated to assist veterans. The sources said the veteran was seeking services to recover from injuries suffered in the line of duty, and had been experiencing positive improvements in his mental and physical health. They say the unprompted offer of MAID disrupted his progress and has been harmful to the veteran’s progress and his family’s wellbeing.
A further report by Boynton and Stephenson interviewed experts who care for veterans with PTSD and brain injuries, who stated that veterans living with these conditions often experience suicidal thoughts. The report quotes retired Sgt Tobias Miller, who was injured while serving in Afghanistan:
“(My fear is) can somebody who’s on a razor’s edge be pushed in the wrong direction or negatively impacted by a suggestion … of something like medical assistance in dying?”

“When you have to fight daily against your own brain telling you things that you don’t want to hear, I sort of question how a department whose sole job is to care for us and to help us heal would step in and … make an offering that could see veterans harm themselves.”
Boyton and Stephenson also interviewed Scott Maxwell, executive director of Wounded Warriors Canada, who said that advocating for MAiD among veterans living with PTSD is "flat out wrong."

Sgt Miller told the authors that he had sustained a traumatic brain injury from a roadside bomb in Afghanistan and suffers from PTSD. Miller said that
he personally experienced hearing negative and even suicidal “voices” in his head before learning how to “fight that voice and ignore it.”
Veterans Affairs Minister Lawrence MacAulay told Global News that this will never happen again.

This is one of many stories proving that euthanasia (MAiD) has grown out of control in Canada.


Kathleen1031 said...

But then he would save the regime a lot of money, and isn't that our patriotic duty? Whatever we can do to help the machine, we should do, and if getting out of the way, saving earth's precious resources, reducing our carbon footprint, helps the greater good, then isn't it really an obligation on our part? Not to mention saving our loved ones the burden of having to care for us. They'll be better off if we're gone, right?

This is SARCASM, which in our outrageous world is harder to detect. No, the above comment makes no sense at all, except in the hellscape our betters are creating for us. What warm spot in hell yawns before someone who would even suggest such a terrible idea to a struggling fellow human being. LIFE. Life is sacred and valuable and every single one, not just the chosen few but every life, from conception to natural end. God has created you, and you must wait on Him to decide when you are to come home, your true home. While here you must seek His warm hand and walk with Him.
Canada is so horrible a place, I wouldn't go there on a free vacation. The nation is a godless nightmare.

dedou said...

You are so right, what a hellhole Canada has become under their liberal government! I will never go back there!