(Euthanasia Prevention Coalition) — New York Post journalist Michael Kaplan recently wrote an in-depth article concerning Roger Foley, a Canadian man who claims he was pushed to ask for an assisted death while being denied the care that he needed to live.
Kaplan reported on the Foley case, writing that Foley stated he was told to end his life, due to ever-increasing health care bills.
‘I’ve been pressured to do an assisted suicide,’ he [Foley] told The Post, alleging this happened with caretakers at Victoria Hospital, a primarily government-funded center in London, Ontario.
‘They asked if I want an assisted death. I don’t. I was told that I would be charged $1,800 per day [for hospital care]. I have $2 million worth of bills. Nurses here told me that I should end my life. That shocked me.’
Foley’s claims to The Post echo his allegations in a lawsuit filed against Victoria Hospital Health Services Centre, among others, in which he claims that healthcare workers have pushed him to end his life.
Foley has cerebellar ataxia, a disease which affects the brain, muscles and the body’s motor tasks. He argued he was pressured to die by the hospital, and was further pressured by a collection agency. As Kaplan states:
‘Mr. Foley was told by hospital staff that he had stayed at the hospital for too long and if he did not receive self-directed funding [from local agencies, covering home care], he should apply for assisted death as an option,’ the lawsuit claims.
It goes on to accuse the defendants of ‘sending a collection agency after [Foley] to pressure him into a medically assisted death,’ adding that ‘defendants have violated [Foley’s] rights and freedom.’
The Post journalist also reports that Foley claims in his lawsuit that the hospital denied him food and fluid.
The lawsuit references ‘the defendants denying him food and water, and failing to provide him with the necessities of life and endangering his life [by] making him critically acidotic [a condition in which there is too much acid in bodily fluids].’
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A Pennsylvania court issued a split ruling against a pro-life Franciscan priest and activist arrested after he entered an abortion clinic to help women choose life.
Father Christopher “Fidelis” Moscinski was found guilty of two misdemeanor charges and not guilty of a felony trespass and a misdemeanor resist, for participating in a Red Rose Rescue at a Planned Parenthood.
Fr. Moscinski entered the clinic on August 27, 2021 with red roses and pro-life literature ready to hand out to women and persuading them to choose life for their children.
Fr. Fidelis has participated in many Red Rose Rescues at abortion centers, and for this has been imprisoned multiple times.
He was also previously arrested for trying to save babies in Ohio in June 2021 and in New Jersey in January 2020.
After the court decision, Fr. Fidelis urged people to “continue keeping all pro-lifers anywhere who are facing charges, especially federal charges, in your prayers, and that God can bring some good out of this unjust persecution.”
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Fellow pro-life activist and Red Rose Rescuer Will Goodman told LifeSite’s Jim Hale that the court’s ruling to drop one felony and reject another was a “big victory.”But the crackdown on pro-lifers continues!
Just recently the Biden administration targeted Fr. Fidelis and other pro-life activists for Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act (FACE) violation charges.
This same law was also used by the FBI to raid the home of pro-life Catholic dad Mark Houck last month.
It’s really a disgrace that in America pro-lifers are increasingly being attacked and persecuted simply because they stand for life.
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Kaplan concludes the article with Foley stating:
There is pressure on [disabled] people who should be treated equally and celebrated for their strength and diversity and difference. Society deems us better off dead. We have to justify being alive and [to pro-euthanasia contingents] our lives don’t matter.
Kaplan also researched the 2019 death of Alan Nichols, who died by euthanasia even though he was only depressed.
The medically assisted suicide of Alan Nichols in 2019 has been held up as an example. The 61-year-old was depressive and reportedly suicidal. Canadian law requires patients can only legally undergo medically-assisted suicide if they suffer from a physical — not mental — ailment. Nichols, it is reported in an article by Associated Press, listed hearing loss as his reason for euthanasia. Relatives maintain that hospital employees helped him to put in the request.
‘He didn’t have a life-threatening disease,’ his brother Gary Nichols told CTV news. ‘I didn’t think he had a sound mind at all.’
Previous articles related to Roger Foley can be found here:
- Abandoning people: Canada’s broadening euthanasia law.
- Canada is getting comfortable with killing people with disabilities.
- People with disabilities oppose Bill C-7 expansion of euthanasia.
Reprinted with permission from the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition