Behind the mountain of numbers

The month of April ended with the publication of the first federal interim report on euthanasia and assisted suicide in Canada.

According to the report, there were 970 people who committed suicide with the assistance of a physician across the country. Nearly half of the euthanasia cases (463) occurred in Quebec during the first year of the Act Respecting End-of-Life Care, while the other half (504 cases of euthanasia and 3 assisted suicides) occurred in the rest of Canada ...

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Killing by lethal injection: a psychological torment

Who said that medical aid in dying is not killing? When one uses the right words, logic and common sense do the rest:

Medical aid in dying = lethal injection = euthanasia = killing = psychological torment for executioners & psychological torment for doctors.

Conclusion:

Killing (medical aid in dying / euthanasia / assisted suicide) is not a health care.

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"Unlike the “kill or be killed” mindset in war or other forms of self-defense, carrying out executions felt very much like participating ...

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Explosion of forecasts and predictable extensions

The complete statistics for the first year of euthanasia in Quebec were released during the month of March. While forecasts predicted about 100 requests in the first year, finally there were 461 people in Quebec who died by euthanasia between December 2015 and December 2016. This explosion of euthanasia deaths in Quebec is at the same level Belgium achieved in its 6th year of operation as a percentage of all deaths. And if the pace of the ...

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Euthanasia and Alzheimer’s: Canada takes a step in the wrong direction

The euthanasia machine has once again become activated, following the “compassionate” murder of a woman with advanced stage Alzheimer’s. However, wanting to broaden the law to give advanced consent to suicide – through an advance directive – raises many ethical and moral questions.

What is the status of people with dementia such as Alzheimer’s? Are we talking about a subcategory of human beings that could be eliminated if their “old self” asked for it? Are there categories of “unworthy” people?

There is still ...

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Suicide prevention or aid to suicide?

NOTE: The original article was published in French in the Huffintgon Post on February 8, 2017 (read original article here >>).


A 41-year-old man, father to two children, decided to put an end to his days because he suffered from a dependence on alcohol. A young girl ended her life because she suffered from being sexually abused as a child. Others have put an end to their lives because they were depressed, tired of living, or because ...

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