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Friday, 26 February 2016

BREAKING: Canadian Special Joint Committee recommends "EFFECTIVE REFERRAL" for euthanasia and NO freedom of conscience for health care providers

German children marked out for euthanasia by Nazis

Euthanasia has come to Canada. No holds barred. Recommendation 10 is a particularly vile attack on conscience rights of health care providers who reject and refuse to participate in someone's suicide and/or their effective murder. It is now quite evident that all preliminary discussions about how and who will be exempt have been swept off the table by the Special Joint Committee. For example, seeing the weakness of those opposed to euthanasia (as manifested in "The Proposal") only emboldened the enemies of life, knowing there is no substantive opposition. When evil senses weakness, it always strikes harder, demanding more. A disastrous error was committed to surrender before the battle had even been joined. 

Yesterday, the Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Jody Wilson-Raybould and Minister of Health, Jane Philpott,  have issued a joint statement on February 25, 2016, a day that will live in infamy along with abortion legislation from 1969. 

“We are pleased to welcome the Special Joint Committee's reports, tabled in the Senate and the House of Commons today. The reports set out recommendations that our government will consider in crafting a framework on physician-assisted dying (PAD)".

In the following recommendation for the proposed legislation, -"Recommendation 10" - notice the pro-death language, and notice the duplicity and hypocrisy about respect for a "health care practitioner's freedom of conscience".  There is none! 

RECOMMENDATION 10 

That the Government of Canada work with the provinces and territories and their medical regulatory bodies to establish a process that respects a health care practitioner’s freedom of conscience while at the same time respecting the needs of a patient who seeks medical assistance in dying. At a minimum, the objecting practitioner must provide an effective referral for the patient. 

So there we have it! A physician, a nurse, "at a minimum" will have to "provide an effective referral". This is simply beyond outrageous! This is a vile, monstrous attack on our health care providers. 

Since this will be going to the House of Commons as legislation, any attempt to deal with this subject ought to be directed towards lobbying MPs and support for acts of civil disobedience. We must also remember: it is not just about protecting physicians' conscience rights, but all health care providers rights! 

There will be physicians, nurses and other health care providers who will resist this evil. We must be prepared to stand with the, to support them. 

A legal Defense Fund should be established for conscientious objectors who will engage in civil disobedience. We need a grass roots response and some way for it to be manifested.

Action item. Please write immediately to the Prime Minister of Canada at: 
Mail may be sent postage-free to any Member of Parliament. 


Justin Trudeau
Office of the Prime Minister
80 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2

Fax: 613-941-6900
Telephone: 613-947-0310
email: justin.trudeau@parl.gc.ca


Minister of Health

Jane Philpott
House of Commons

Ottawa, Ontario
Canada
K1A 0A6
Fax: 613-992-3642
Telephone: 613-992-3640
email: Jane.Philpott@parl.gc.ca


Minister of Justice
Jody Wilson-Raybould
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada
K1A 0A6

Telephone: 613-992-1416
Fax: 613-992-1460
email: Jody.Wilson-Raybould@parl.gc.ca



Please write to your local MP. They can be found here. 

1 comment:

Freyr said...

You are right. Opposition to any law requiring health care providers to violate their own conscience will come from individuals who say no. Those of us who will never be asked to kill should be ready to stand by those who are asked to kill and have the courage of their convictions to say no.