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DELTA, British Columbia (LifeSiteNews) – The president of the pro-life Delta Hospice Society is urging people to protect themselves and their loved ones from euthanasia abuses by obtaining and signing a copy of its new “Do Not Euthanize” (DNE) Advance Directive.
The DNE is a legal document to protect people against attempts to have their lives “terminated unnaturally” through the lethal injection of sick patients.
Angelina Ireland, president of the Delta Hospice Society, told LifeSiteNews that its DNE is “our proactive response to those who think that our people have no right to medical treatment or to life itself.”
“We refuse to be victims,” Ireland told LifeSiteNews.
“Our message is, ‘Do not come around us suggesting euthanasia’ when we are in a vulnerable, defenseless position. We have drawn the line with our DNE — we suggest that every hospital, long-term care facility, and hospice think twice about harassing our people to death.”
Ireland told LifeSiteNews that its DNE was drafted with the help of lawyers, for every province in Canada, as the society “heard from our members and supporters that they and their loved ones are being hunted.”
“The propaganda from the national euthanasia activists and their lobbyists try to sell the concept of the ‘poster family’ supportive of Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD). We all know the narrative now of the loving family supporting each other and deciding together, well in advance, to choose MAiD as a progressive fulfillment of their human right to kill themselves,” Ireland said.
“Professionally, marketed national advertisement campaigns endorsed by physicians and the beautiful, powerful people in society. The dirty little secret we have come to learn is that this ‘once upon a time’ fairy tale is not enjoyed by most Canadians.”
The Delta Hospice Society’s new DNE is available to all society members at no cost. Membership for DHS costs $10 per year.
According to the hospice society, the DNE is a “legal document (that) protects holders against attempts to have their lives terminated unnaturally through medical intervention.”
“Our Advance Directives are also legally specific for all Canadian provinces and territories and comply with each province’s health regulations,” Ireland told LifeSiteNews.
Ireland: MAiD targets the ‘desperate’ and ‘poor’ to be ‘executed by the state’
Ireland told LifeSiteNews that when one takes on their “rose-colored glasses,” what they see are “realistic and tragic stories of who is really accepting MAiD.”
Ireland said it’s the “sick, desperate, and many times poor people who ultimately are pressured into ‘volunteering’ to be executed by the state. People who are fatally demoralized because they have been denied adequate health care, homecare, support, and dignity.”
Ireland noted that it’s also families who “show up to a healthcare facility to visit their loved ones only to find out they are no longer there because in the middle of the night they agreed to be euthanized, and in the morning, they are gone.”
In a recent blog piece, Alex Schadenberg from the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition sounded the alarm over instances of abuses done due to Canada’s MAiD laws.
The Delta Hospice Society says Ireland is happy to be able to offer Canadians in the pro-life community its DNE.
In recent months, the hospice society as an organization has gone through change but has scored some large pro-life wins.
On April 2, it scored a huge win for life at its annual general meeting after electing a full pro-life board and voting in a new constitution which affirms life to its “natural end.”
The Delta Hospice Society had earlier urged all of its pro-life members to attend the annual general meeting to ensure enough votes to pass a revised constitution and bylaws that “affirm life to its natural end.”
On March 29, 2021, Delta Hospice Society was evicted from its two buildings after 35 years when the Fraser Health Authority, one of five publicly funded healthcare regions in British Columbia, canceled its lease in a refusal to allow euthanasia at its palliative care facility.
Both the Irene Thomas Hospice and the Supportive Care Centre were taken by the Fraser Health Authority. The Delta Hospice Society was given no compensation for its assets, which had an estimated value of $9 million.
As it stands, the Delta Health Society is operating out of a small office. It still operates a store, The Hospice Cottage Charity Shoppe, which now serves as its main source of revenue.
LifeSiteNews previously reported that since April 2020 a local group called Take Back Delta Hospice, with the help of the euthanasia lobby group called Dying with Dignity, has been trying a hostile takeover through a community membership drive.
Indeed, the group has been busy trying to recruit its own members, or as Ireland called them, “euthanasia activists.”
While most Delta board members are Christians who oppose assisted suicide, and Ireland herself is Catholic, euthanasia activists went to court for the right to join the society. The British Columbia Supreme Court ruled that Delta could not exclude membership applications from euthanasia supporters.
The Canadian government legalized euthanasia — the lethal injection of sick patients — in 2016. Since that time, the Delta Hospice Society had been under attack by both the provincial government and euthanasia activists because it refused to allow the practice at its palliative care hospice.
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