Canada appears eager to loosen euthanasia laws

Thursday, December 5, 2019
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

IV needle assisted suicideAssisted suicide appears to be expanding dramatically in Canada.

Voters returned ultra-liberal Justin Trudeau to the position of prime minister and he promised the nation’s assisted suicide law will be changed. That means it will be expanded to include others who don't fit with the current law impacting terminal patients.

Alex Schadenberg of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, an expert on the topic, says Canada’s leaders are now considering child euthanasia and euthanasia for psychiatric patients.

Canada has already accepted euthanasia for people who are not terminally ill.

Schadenberg, Alex (EPC)In the latest cases from Quebec, for example, three euthanasia cases were for hip fractures, and 13 of the deaths did not qualify according to current law.

And then there was the case of Allen Nichols: He was healthy but had suffered chronic depression and was allowed by the government to legally kill himself.

Prior to the election, the government announced a five-year review starting next summer. Schadenberg questions the need for that since the law is being changed before the review even begins.

“That to me seems very counter-productive, and it seems almost foolish,” he observes, “but that appears to be what they're planning to do.”

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