The following post is from LifeSiteNews and is by Alex Schandenberg, the Chair of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Published June 23rd 2017. Reads…
On Tuesday I wrote about Canada’s euthanasia law – one year later, showing how the euthanasia law is being extended in Canada at a record pace.
In June 2016, Canada’s federal government legalized euthanasia (Bill C-14) with imprecise terminology.
From my first reading of C-14, I was convinced that the government intentionally used imprecise language to enable the expansion of euthanasia, without facing political pressure from passing a wide-open euthanasia law.
For instance, the government claimed to be restricting euthanasia to terminally ill people. C-14 stated that a person’s: “natural death must be reasonably foreseeable.”
The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition urged politicians to amend this definition because it lacked meaning while the euthanasia lobby lobbied politicians to remove this definition because it was “too restrictive.”
This week, Justice Paul Perrell approved death by lethal injection for a 77 year-old woman with osteoarthritis, (known as AB) since doctors had refused to kill her because she is not terminally ill.
According to a Toronto Star article by Alyshah Hasham, Justice Perrell stated:
To be reasonably foreseeable, the person’s natural death doesn’t have be imminent or within a specific time frame or be the result of a terminal condition.