Friday, January 13, 2023

Seattle Times article pushes for Canadian style assisted suicide.

Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

A Seattle Times Opinion article published on January 13, 2023 advocates for the removal of the terminal illness requirement before dying by assisted suicide.

In the article, Peter Haley writes about a woman in Washington State who died by suicide because she did not qualify for assisted suicide since she didn't have a six-month terminal prognosis.

The advocacy article urges Washington State to change their assisted suicide law to become similar to the Canada's law. It states:

...I’m also angry because we, as citizens in charge of our laws, have badly failed her and many others. We need to improve these laws as Canada’s Parliament did in 2016.

We should drop the six-month requirement and keep the requirements that a patient have a grievous and irremediable medical condition, an advanced state of decline and unbearable suffering from the illness. And we should keep the more general safeguards regarding the patient’s age, mental health, informed consent, unacceptable motives, pressure from family or others, et cetera.

By removing the terminal illness requirement, Canadians with disabilties have died an assisted death because of poverty, homelessness, an inability to receive necessary medical treatment, and more. Veterans with PTSD were offered an assisted death rather than receive treatment. Canada has approved euthanasia for mental illness, even though it is currently on hold, and Canada is discussing euthanasia for children.

America's death lobby wants to follow Canada's disasterous assisted death law. Be careful about what you wish for.

Links to stories of concerning Canada's assisted death law:
  • No other options: An exposé on euthanasia in Canada (Link).
  • Toronto Star: We need to put the brakes on euthanasia (Link).
  • Globe and Mail: No to euthanasia for mental disorders (Link).
  • Veterans affairs worker advocates euthanasia for PTSD (Link).
  • Canadian man claims that he was pressured to request euthanasia (Link).
  • Why did they kill my brother (Link).
  • Manitoba woman died by euthanasia based on inadequate home care (Link).
  • Quebec man seeks euthanasia based on changes to home care (Link). 
  • Alberta man requests euthanasia based on poverty (Link).
  • Ontario man approved for euthanasia because he can't get medical treatment (Link).
  • Shopping for doctor death in Canada (Link).
  • Gwen is seeking euthanasia because she can't access medical treatment (Link).
  • Euthanasia for disability and poverty (Link).
  • Euthanasia for Long Covid and poverty (Link).
  • Canada's MAiD law is the most permissive in the world. (Link).


Voice of Gone Ballistic said...

And we should keep the more general safeguards regarding the patient’s age, mental health, informed consent, unacceptable motives, pressure from family or others, et cetera.

I do not understand this. Is this information to be confidential

JungleJim 57 said...

I don't need Canada or any other politician to end my life. I'm going far away so nobody will find me. I don't want them putting their scummy hands on me dead or alive. I have had enough of their blatant lies and corruption that would put any other person away for life for first degree murder. I have been planning my demise for awhile. But I certainly want nothing to do with these worthless liars and destroyers of peoples lives. They are one of the reasons I want out. But it will not be by their hand. I plan on making sure I will NEVER be found.

Alex Schadenberg said...

Your life is worth living. Ending your life or ending someone else's life is not ever good.

Tershia said...

Our claim to fame in Canada is certainly nothing to be proud of!
Everyone’s life is precious in the eyes of God’s who has given us life and appointed our time to die. Trust Him, not the government.

Vi said...

I totally agree with you Tershia & with you, as well Alex.
(1 Peter 5:6-7)
6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:
7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.