Statistics reduced to porridge

2017 comes to an end with a final month representative of the ideological porridge that sprouts in our society: normalizing euthanasia. Indeed, CBC (once again) aired propaganda programs supporting of assisted suicide, and two complacent articles suggesting that we should (already!) consider expanding the assisted suicide law, basically for people “tired of living”.

Otherwise, a study was published in the magazine Le Spécialiste, the official magazine of the Fédération des médecins spécialistes du Québec (FMSQ), to present the results of a survey of 61 Laval doctors who received a request for “medical aid in dying” (euthanasia). According to the results of the study, 77% of them refused to participate actively in the euthanasia process by exercising their right to conscientious objection.

However, the CISSS Laval research suggests that only 14% of physicians would have had real conscientious objections (morals). As a result, the other doctors who refused to intentionally cause the death of their patients would not have had, so to speak, a valid reason.

Yet 59% of the physicians surveyed said that the reason for their refusal came from the emotional burden that would be too heavy to bear… which is in fact a moral conscientious objection, as the Physicians’ Alliance against Euthanasia explained very well in their excellent press release on the study in question.