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Euthanasia tyranny prevails in Canada

Wesley J. Smith

July 15, 2016 (National Review) — Back in 2014, before the Canadian Supreme Court imposed euthanasia on the whole country, Quebec legalized what it calls “aid in dying,” which in the context of the law requires a doctor-administered lethal jab.

But mere legalization wasn’t enough. Quebec’s Health Minister is in the process of forcing dissenters within the medical profession to kill — which is tyranny.

A palliative care center in McGill University Health Center did not permit euthanasia within the clinic. The Health Minister would not let that stand! Note carefully, it wasn’t that a patient who wanted to be killed couldn’t be terminated in the hospital. Just that the patient would have to be moved out of the palliative wing.

As I said, the Health Minister would not let that stand!

And now, the palliative care center has bowed the knee. From the Montreal Gazette story:

The McGill University Health Centre has repealed its policy exempting the palliative care unit from offering medical aid to die, said Health Minister Gaétan Barrette on Wednesday.

“This morning, I met with Mr. (Normand) Rinfret and he told me that as of this very moment, the policy has been repealed,” Barrette said, referring to the MUHC’s executive director. “As we speak today, no patient can be transferred out of the palliative care unit at the MUHC, and medical aid in dying will be made available in the unit itself.”

The culture of death brooks no dissent. It seeks to poison every nook and cranny of the medical sector and society.

We will see such pressure nationally soon enough as the national law begins to masticate medical ethics in the rest of the country.

Canada is no longer a free country. Any nation that forces doctors to commit or be complicit in – and hospitals to permit — homicide, is a tyranny.

Reprinted with permission from the National Review.

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