Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Canada requires doctors to falsify death certificates.

Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

An essay by Amanda Achtman was published by challenging the fact that Canadian doctors are required to falsify death certificate

Achtman wrote her article in response to the fact that the Ontario College of Physicians is soliciting feedback on a draft policy, concerning euthanasia which includes a section concerning death certificates.

Achtman writes:

Physicians who provide MAID must complete the medical certificate of death.

When completing the medical certificate of death, physicians: must list the illness, disease, or disability leading to the request for MAID as the cause of death; and must not make any reference to MAID or the medications administered on the certificate. (emphasis mine)

Here we have the deliberate directive by a governing professional body to falsify medical records. A doctor’s administration of midazolam, propofol, and rocuronium is undeniably the cause of his or her patient’s premature death.

Achtman then states that:

However, despite euthanasia lobbyists insisting that “medical assistance in dying is a legal, federally regulated end-of-life choice, driven by hope and autonomy,” the mandating of professional cover-up betrays the pangs of conscience that still admit there is something fundamentally wrong with it. 

I agree. Read Amanda's essay (here). 

You can respond to the Ontario College of Physicians Draft Policy on MAiD (here).


Anonymous said...

Alex, the rule of law, not the manipulation of law, governed and has been foundational to a functioning democracy. This directive goes to the heart of law: twist the law to accomplish the purpose. No one can call themselves "doctor" who acquiesces. This is the "Consenting Church" vs the "Confessing Church" of Bonhoeffer's Germany all over again.

Sharon Danley said...

The College of Physicians & Surgeons has a very long history of corruption so it is no surprise that they are treating extermination the way they are proposing.

Lene said...

The last link takes us to the draft copy of the College's document, not to a way for us to respond to it. Is there supposed to be a link leading to a way for us to inform them of our opposition to it?