(LifeSiteNews) — As the horror stories of Canada’s killing regime hit international headlines, suicide activists like Dr. Ellen Wiebe—who is also an abortionist and started her euthanasia practice by killing patients in her abortion clinic, eliminating people at both ends of life’s spectrum—are moving to defend euthanizing those with mental illness. As always, Wiebe and others are presenting their lethal injections as mercy killing. From CTV:
“Mental illness and physical illness both can cause unbearable suffering,” says Dr. Wiebe, who’s already provided MAiD to over 400 people with physical illnesses…
CTV’s W5 spoke with several Canadians with long-standing mental disorders who welcome the imminent change. “There’s going to be a rush for the doors,” says Mitchell Tremblay. The 40-year-old says he was diagnosed with severe depression as a teen and he also deals with anxiety, alcoholism, personality disorders and continual thoughts of suicide. He can’t work and lives in poverty on a disability payment of just under $1,200 a month. “You know what your life is worth to you. And mine is worthless,” he says.
But some experts warn Canada is about to offer what they say will amount to “state-assisted suicide” for the mentally ill, at a time when health services are strained.
Dr. John Maher told CTV that wait times for mental health treatment programs in Ontario are up to five years long, and that one of his patients recently told him he’d like assisted suicide because he believed nobody would ever love him. Maher rejects suicide as a solution to mental illness:
You’re assisting someone in the completion of their suicide. The doctor is the sanitized gun. I’m not at all disagreeing that there are people who have an irremediable illness. What I defy you or any other person in the universe to prove to me is that it’s this person in front of you.
Wiebe, of course, agrees that mental health care access in Canada is terrible—but says that those with suicidal ideation should simply have suicide facilitated for them anyway. Her views line up with the Canadian fashion company Simons, which recently released a video advertising their lineup with euthanasia in a short film called “The Most Beautiful Exit.” Warm scenes of love, companionship, and nature flash across the screen as a woman discusses her impending suicide. “It can take dying to figure out what living is all about,” she says. She doesn’t know how chillingly true her words are, but the video makes suicide seem wonderful and even glamorous.
The Quebec College of Physicians believes Canada’s assisted suicide program, Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD), can and should be used on infants born with ‘severe malformations’.
This is nothing short of infanticide.
In a recent press release, Dr. Louis Roy from the Quebec College of Physicians claimed that MAiD could be appropriate for babies born with ‘grave and severe syndromes’ for which their ‘prospective of survival is null, so to speak.’
No matter how you spin it, an infant cannot consent to their own death – to decide for them and give a lethal dose is murder.
Sign now to tell the Quebec College of Physicians they cannot issue death sentences to infants with illnesses!
Once the door to killing without consent is opened, the number of people who become eligible to be murdered increases exponentially. Providing MAiD to a person who cannot consent is a standard that is wildly dangerous for all persons with intellectual disabilities in Canada.
Canada cannot begin killing babies when doctors predict that they will not have a good quality of life. Predictions are often based on discriminatory assumptions about life with a disability. Many people diagnosed with disabilities as babies who were expected to not have a good quality of life are now grown adults leading thriving lives.
Providing MAiD for terminally ill newborns is murder! This is a slippery slope towards ending the lives of millions of people either born with or diagnosed with intellectual disabilities.
The Quebec College of Physicians MUST back down from infanticide — SIGN NOW and make them know that you flatly condemn this horrifying practice!
We know that it is not, but people like Wiebe—who have dedicated their lives to ending lives—want to implicate the entire medical profession. In a rare bit of good news, the World Medical Association (WMA) recently affirmed their position respecting the conscience rights of physicians who disagree with assisted suicide and euthanasia. There was, however, a heated debate about it. Why? Because doctors from Canada and other euthanasia regimes actually proposed that the WMA alter their position and demand that doctors provide an effective referral, requiring them to be complicit in the deaths of their patients. It is not enough to euthanize the sick and the suffering instead of ensuring that they receive the care that they so desperately need. They also want to euthanize the consciences of those who recoil from this utter perversion of their profession and their calling.
Thank God for men like Dr. John Maher, who face their patients each day with a commitment to never, ever give up on them. In a recent speech, he explained one of the reasons he is so opposed to Canada’s deadly new practices. There is always, he said, something else that can be done for those who are suffering from mental illnesses. Always another treatment option. He wasn’t referring to a lethal injection.