Posted BY: Andrea Widburg
For over 2,000 years, the Hippocratic Oath guiding doctors has mandated “First do no harm.” What happens, though, when doctors decide that it harms their patients to let them live? Under Canada’s Medical Assistance In Dying (“MAID”) program, which encourages and facilitates patient deaths, it turns out that, the song goes, “It’s murder by numbers, one, two, three, It’s as easy to learn as your ABCs.”
The New Atlantis has a deep-dive article entitled “No Other Options: Newly revealed documents depict a Canadian euthanasia regime that efficiently ushers the vulnerable to a ‘beautiful’ death.” The first sentence sets the tone when it comes to medical care in Canada:
“I find that the act of offering the option of an assisted death is one of the most therapeutic things we do,” Stefanie Green tells me.
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Ironically, Green is a former OB/GYN who once specialized in delivering babies.
Green and others like her believe they are “compassionate.” That might be true if their job was to deliver a painless death a few days or hours earlier to someone in extreme agony, the kind of suffering that outpaces modern pain relief.
However, in Canada, it’s becoming increasingly common for people to be offered a lethal injection when they have a chronic complaint that could be managed or are depressed:
A number of recent news articles have reported on Canadians who, driven by poverty and a lack of access to adequate health care, housing, and social services, have turned to the country’s euthanasia system. In multiple cases, veterans requesting help from Veterans Affairs Canada — at least one asked for PTSD treatment, another for a ramp for her wheelchair — were asked by case workers if they would like to apply for euthanasia.