Right to Life warns the community that the real agenda of the euthanasia movement that seeks to have the law changed to allow a doctor to kill his patient or assist in his suicide, is not to deal with unbearable pain but to advocate for a far broader application by which anyone who expresses the desire to die has the legal mechanisms in place to enable their doctor to kill them.
We believe that ultimately the VES consider there are lives not worthy of living.
The Voluntary Euthanasia Society [VES] has campaigned under the mantle of compassion for the right of doctors to administer a lethal dose to those patients in a terminal condition, suffering intolerable pain. Now though, the VES has revealed in a recent survey of 200 Waikato doctors, its support for changing the law so that those with Dementia and Alzheimers conditions may be killed by their doctor –euphemistically now re branded as, Physician Assisted Dying or PAD.
The third question in the survey, asked doctors if they would support PAD in the following scenario, provided the patient had given approval while still competent: “If I develop severe dementia resulting from Alzheimer’s disease, or degenerative brain disease due to arterial disease or other agency, where my mental competence has deteriorated to the extent that I am no longer able to recognise close relatives or friends, and am totally dependent on others for basic physical needs e.g. eating food and drinking fluids, spoon feeding, toileting for incontinence, dressing, I would request that I be given medical assistance to die.”
We do not forfeit our inalienable right to life because we have dementia or Alzheimers. We are still human beings made in the image and likeness of our Creator.
To legislate to allow doctors to kill their patients would change the whole ethos of the care of the elderly in retirement homes. To kill the patient in care would become a treatment option.
Today there are thousands of our precious elderly who are receiving loving, compassionate care from dedicated nurses and caregivers in our nation’s retirement homes. It is unthinkable that many of these elderly who have spent their lives caring for a family, should in their last days be considered a burden on society and qualify for a lethal injection from a doctor.
It is frightening to think, that the Voluntary Euthanasia Society consider a lethal injection for the dependent elderly, as the “final solution” for an increasing aging society. We are in grave danger of following in the bloody footsteps of Nazi Germany.
The Nazi’s euphemistically called the extermination of the Jews at concentration camps during world war II, the final solution.This was the culmination of the infamous Nazi T4 euthanasia programme that resulted in the murder of 350,000 Germans and finally resulted in the murder of 6 million Jews. Today the VES, an advocate for a culture of death hide their intentions to kill the vulnerable patient with a lethal injection that sends the soul into eternity within two minutes, behind the alluring lie,” medical assistance in dying.”
Right to Life asks when is the media going to expose the real dangers of the euthanasia movement . When will the public be alerted to the real threat that Euthanasia poses to the lives of the most vulnerable in our community; the disabled, the aged and the seriously ill?
Right to Life