A Canadian Parliamentary committee is recommending lawmakers legalize euthanasia for sick and disabled children or those in Canada’s child welfare system. They think those whose deaths are what they consider “reasonably foreseeable” should be able to end their own lives.
Even more horrific is the fact they want children to make the decision without parental consent. Evil? I’d say downright demonic.
Lest we look down our noses on our northern neighbors, remember the birth control and eugenics movement took off right here in America with the help of Margaret Sanger, Planned Parenthood’s radical founder who inspired Hitler’s racial purity program.
Physician-assisted suicide is now legal in ten states and Washington, D.C. of course. For those keeping score, it’s permitted in Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington. Judges in Montana and California have the power to grant people legal assistance to take their lives.
In Canada now, the Special Joint Committee on Medical Assistance in Dying called for an alarming expansion of euthanasia (MAiD) in Canada to now include “mature minors.” Recommendation 19 in the report states:
That the Government of Canada establish a requirement that, where appropriate, the parents or guardians of a mature minor be consulted in the course of the assessment process for MAID, but that the will of a minor who is found to have the requisite decision-making capacity ultimately take priority.
Who determines what is “appropriate”? Government, of course. Parents or guardians may or may not be consulted in the euthanasia death of their child if he or she is deemed capable of decision-making.
It’s bad enough Canada allows terminally ill and chronically ill adults to receive medical assistance to kill themselves, but expanding the legal coverage to include children is a tragic and heartbreaking development in the modern death culture.
I spoke with pastor Tim Stephens of Fairview Baptist Church in Calgary on Stand Up for the Truth podcast, and warned his congregation that Jesus comes to give life, but Satan comes to steal, kill, and destroy. He also warned about the consequences of sinful ideas.
Romans 6:23 says, “The wages of sin is death.” The consequence of sin is pain, misery, destruction, and eventually death. We see this in all types of sin…”
According to the Canadian government, after March 17, 2023, people with a mental illness as their sole underlying medical condition “will have access to MAID if they meet all of the eligibility requirements.” Again, M.A.I.D. is medical assistance in dying.
The new legislation would “extend the delay of eligibility for MAID in circumstances where a person’s sole underlying medical condition is a mental illness…”
According to Dr. Margaret Cottle, a Canadian palliative care doctor from British Columbia, medical termination (assisted suicide) now accounts for nearly 1 in every 20 deaths there.
Focus on the Family’s Jim Daly calls this new legislative push a “cavalier and caustic approach to life and death” that sadly reflects our current culture. He writes:
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