“I oppose all efforts to hasten my death through euthanasia,” original unedited text of letter to Times Colonist editor by Gregory Paul Michael Hartnell

Published March 3, 2016 by goyodelarosa

Gregory Paul Michael Hartnell, pro-life historian
1357 Rockland Avenue
Victoria, V8S 1V7
Tel. 250 382 97 67
NEW EMAIL: gregorypaulmichael@gmx.com

Letters to the Editor
Times Colonist

“Assisted-dying law will require careful balance,” and “Terminally ill should get wider help to die, MPs say,” both February 26.

As a ‘vulnerable Canadian’ who suffers from a mental health disability, I deplore the statements of NDP Justice critic MP Murray Rankin who somehow suggests that the recommendations and ‘safeguards’ of the joint all-party comittee of MPs and Senators ‘protect the vulnerable’ and ‘respect the rights of health-care practioners who conscientiously object to helping patients die.’

If that were true, why would the Council for Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) and the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) say that ‘the recommendations will jeopardize the lives of vulnerable Canadians?’

The very fact that the committee even considered the absurd and cruel idea that so-called ‘assisted death’ or euthanasia should be extended to anyone under 18 proves that the 70% majority of doctors in the Canadian Medical Association are correct in not wanting to have anything to do with this deplorable eugenicist death cult.

Many would rather quit.

I will never commit suicide, nor will I ask others to provide me aid in committing this cowardly crime against the Natural Law of God.

Should my condition degenerate into outright dementia, I oppose all efforts to hasten my death through euthanasia or so-called ‘assisted death.’

As a constituent of Mr. Rankin, I beg him to have a change of heart, to pay attention to and act upon the concerns of the dissenting report, and to those of the majority of the CMA doctors, the CCD, the CACL and many other groups.

Otherwise, this will be a worse Holocaust than the one that we all once agreed should not be repeated.

Gregory Hartnell
Victoria

– See more at: http://www.timescolonist.com/opinion/letters/rankin-should-reconsider-assisted-dying-law-1.2188924#sthash.Tm50IOR9.dpuf

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OPPOSING MY LETTER:

GALINA COFFEY LEWIS, MARCH 5, 2016, VICTORIA TIMES COLONIST: http://www.timescolonist.com/opinion/letters/assisted-dying-law-will-respect-wishes-of-all-1.2191129

ROBERT MATTHEWS, MARCH 6, 2016, VICTORIA TIMES COLONIST: http://www.timescolonist.com/opinion/letters/if-you-oppose-assisted-suicide-don-t-do-it-1.2191151

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