After fighting euthanasia, hospice facility getting the needle, too

Friday, January 15, 2021
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Charlie Butts, Billy Davis (OneNewsNow.com)

IV bag with doctor in backgroundAllowing dying Canadians to pass away naturally appears to much to ask for Canada’s euthanasia-pushing government and now a non-profit hospice facility is witnessing the government kill it, too.

Delta Hospice, located in British Columbia, operates a small 10-bed facility where the dying rest comfortably in their last days. But for several years the hospice facility has been fighting the area’s health care network, Fraser Health Authority, which has demanded --- without success --- that Delta introduce euthanasia to its dying patients.

Canada’s medical community takes part in killing its own people as part of MAiD, medical assistance in dying, or euthanasia. The newest numbers from the Canadian government, from 2019, report 5,631 MAiD cases, which accounted for two percent of all deaths, but those figures showed a 26.1-percent jump over 2018 figures.

Fraser's website lists Delta under hospice facilities in the province, but a closer look at the fine print shows patients must be referred to Delta through the powerful health care network. Because the hospice facility has refused to literally kill its patients, Fraser Health is now cancelling a service agreement and pulling out of a 35-year property lease, which effectively ends Delta’s palliative care that began in 1991.

Gwendolyn Landolt of Real Women of Canada, a conservative advocacy group, says it has been “unbelievable” to witness the pressure Fraser Health has put on Delta Hospice. Even worse, she adds, is that fight appears to be ending.

“There isn't anywhere to go at this point,” she tells One News Now. “This seems to be the end of the story for this particular one, and the hostile takeover has been completed.”

According to an announcement from Delta, which was published at National Review Online, not only is the facility watching Fraser Health yank the service agreement and property lease, the health service is taking $15 million in assets from Delta.

elderly patient 1 hospice“Simply because,” the announcement points out,” we decline to euthanize our patients at our 10-bed Irene Thomas Hospice” center.

The press release goes on to state:

To be clear, we accept that the provision of MAiD is an elective, legal service across Canada. Nothing in Canadian law, however, requires medically assisted death to be made available everywhere, at all times, to everyone. 

According to the NRO story, a hospital located next to Delta Hospice offers euthanasia.

“But that isn’t the problem,” the op-ed writer, Wesley Smith warns. “Delta’s stand sends the moral message that human life has intrinsic value and that medicalized killing is wrong. We can’t have that.”

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