Today I read an article on Sun News Network discussing “Quebec a Step Closer to Decriminalizing Euthanasia”. Those that are for euthanasia propose that Quebec pass their own law and not prosecute euthanasia cases. While I do understand why some people are for it, there are way too many chances of abuse in this. All you have to do is Google it to find cases of people being euthanized WITHOUT consent. Your doctor won’t euthanize you or a family member? Then just doctor-shop until you find one.
‘Early in Canadian history, all abortions were illegal. The Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1968-69 introduced by Pierre Trudeau’s Liberal government, legalized abortion as long as a committee of doctors signed off that it was necessary for the physical or mental well-being of the mother.’ Today, there are no legal restrictions on abortions. Women can now have an abortion due to: being pregnant is an inconvience; financially unable to support the baby; gender selection (for those who believe that a baby shouldn’t be aborted BECAUSE it is a girl but okay if it is a boy are nothing but HYPOCRITES) or for whatever reason. Why are people naive enough to believe that the reason given for the euthanasia legalization won’t be expanded for whatever reason, just as abortion has?
When the most vunerable in society are not protected, what does that say about us? More people are concerned about animal welfare than they are about their fellow human beings. How many people will find themselves eliminated due to limited medical funding, financial or family pressures? Has society lowered themselves so much that only certain people have the right to exist or to be deemed a productive member of society? Have we reached the “point of no return” with regard to our valuing ALL life and not just a select few? I fear that we are on that precipice and if we don’t stop now, there will be no return.