Monday, February 20, 2023

Wesley Smith and Alex Schadenberg discuss Canada's euthanasia epidemic and assisted suicide in America.

Wesley Smith, who is a regular contributor to the National Review and other publications recently interviewed Alex Schadenberg for his Human Exceptionalism podcast about Canada's euthanasia epidemic and assisted suicide in America.

In the hour long podcast, Wesley and Alex discuss the events that led to Canada legalizing euthanasia, they talked about how the law came to be, how it is administered, as well as the current stories and developments with relation to euthanasia in Canada.

In the interview they compare the Canadian euthanasia experience with other jurisdictions including the US assisted suicide regimes.

They also talked about the cultural factors that led to the legalization of euthanasia in Canada and assisted suicide in America and the best responses to the culture to prevent the spread of euthanasia and assisted suicide.

Wesley wrote:

No modern society has embraced lethal injection euthanasia with the enthusiasm of Canada, where not only the terminally ill can be killed by doctors but also people with chronic conditions and disabilities. Soon, people with mental illnesses will qualify for a doctor-hastened death. In 2021, more than 10,000 Canadians were euthanized by doctors or nurse practitioners.

Why has Canada, of all countries, embraced doctor-administered death? Wesley’s guest on this episode of Humanize has the answers. Alex Schadenberg is one of the world’s premier opponents of euthanasia and assisted suicide. He is the co-founder and executive director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, founded in 1998 and based in the Canadian Province of Ontario. He produced The Euthanasia Deception documentary that explores 15 years of euthanasia legalization in Belgium. Schadenberg has traveled the world speaking about the issue, authored countless opinion columns, and moderates the world’s most widely-read blog devoted to the issue, the link to which can be found in the program notes. He is also the author of Exposing Vulnerable People to Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide.


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