Monday, October 10, 2022

Infant euthanasia proposed by the Quebec College of Physicians.

Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

Article: Quebec College of Physicians slammed for justifying infant euthanasia (Link).

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A presentation by Dr Louis Roy for the Québec College of Physicians to The Special Joint Committee on MAiD on September 7 urged Canada's Federal government to adopt a protocol to permit infant euthanasia.

Dr Roy suggested that this should only be allowed in rare circumstances, such as a newborn who is unlikely to survive. 

Infant euthanasia opens the door to a new justification for killing since the baby lacks competence and is not autonomously capable of choosing to be killed. Infant euthanasia is a form of eugenics whereby protocols will determine which lives are worth living.

Euthanasia was sold to Canadians under the guise of competent adults freely choosing to have their lives ended based on terminal illness or unremittent suffering. Bill C-7, that was passed in March 2021, among other things, extended the reason for killing from terminal illness to chronic illness or disability.

If infant euthanasia is approved it may lead to the approval of euthanasia for people with dementia who never requested or indicated an interest in euthanasia since infant euthanasia creates the precedent that someone else, such as a power of attorney, can request that a person be killed.

The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition opposes all forms of euthanasia and assisted suicide, nonetheless, it is clear that expanding killing to babies negates the "safeguard" that only people who can capably request to die can be approved for death.

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V said...

Completely disgusting. I do believe Sick Kids Toronto does euthanasia, for adult patients. No one should be euthanizing children!

Anonymous said...

Yes, I completely agree with the first comment from V.

Anonymous said...

There have always been a few evil physicians, it is inherent in any large group. However the evil is unfortunately spreading throughout my profession and I am dismayed.
Francis Schell MD

sophie jensen said...

It's Nazism all over again, isn't it? Only the chosen, perfect few deserve to live?

Tershia said...

We are experiencing the reality of government and medical doctors who decide to sit on the thin edge of the wedge, going quickly down the slippery slope. Their consciences become seared at killing human beings. To quote Wesley J. Smith, we are living in a culture of death. Doctors are supposed to help people to live, not help them to die.

Vi said...

Infuriating & true, Sophie Jensen and Tershia! :(