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(LifeSiteNews) – The pro-life Delta Hospice Society released a new promotional video emphasizing the importance of protecting oneself against attempts to have their life “terminated unnaturally,”  hoping that the short film will help spread the message of protecting life until one’s natural death.

“The stories of medical assistance in dying or MAiD are in the papers nearly every day now. The woman with long COVID, which caused financial loss, the 20-year-old man with a gastrointestinal condition, the disabled woman who couldn’t afford to live so chose death,” says the Delta Hospice Society’s “Do Not Euthanize’ Advance Directive” video, which was released on YouTube last Thursday.

“Delta Hospice Society is firmly opposed to euthanasia and affirms life to its natural conclusion to counter the rise of Canada’s medical death culture.”

Angelina Ireland, president of the Delta Hospice Society, told LifeSiteNews that its video “is an attempt to get our message out to a wide audience.”

“Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) no longer targets those close to death. It has spread its shadow across our nation. It targets the elderly, infirm, poor, disabled, mentally ill, vulnerable, and weak. Who will be its next targets, Christians, conservatives, or the ’unvaxxed or free thinkers,’” Ireland said.

“It is time to protect ourselves and be proactive.”

The video already has about 1,000 views and is about a minute and a half in length. The video specifically speaks about the Delta Hospice Society’s new DNE.

“This legal document protects holders against attempts to have their lives terminated through medical intervention or advance directives, are legally specific for all Canadian provinces and territories do not euthanize advanced directives are free to all Delta Hospice Society members,” the video says.

“We all need to visit a hospital for ourselves or others at some point. But how to trust the system that has made lethal injection part of health care?”

The Delta Hospice Society DNE is a legal document to protect people against attempts to have their lives “terminated unnaturally” through the lethal injection of sick patients.

Ireland 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.”

She added that in Canada today “we see the state pushing the ‘DNR — Do Not Resuscitate. Apparently, it is fine to have an advanced directive that stipulates we should be left to die.”

“We now respond to that with an Advanced Directive that demands we be given all chances to live,” Ireland told LifeSiteNews.

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.”

In a recent blog piece, Alex Schadenberg of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition sounded the alarm over instances of abuses done due to Canada’s MAiD laws.

In recent months, the hospice society as an organization has gone through change but has achieved 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 that affirms 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.

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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