Rankin should reconsider assisted-dying law
MARCH 3, 2016, 12:54 AM
Re: “Assisted-dying law will require careful balance,” comment, and “Terminally ill should get wider help to die, MPs say,” Feb. 26.
As a “vulnerable Canadian” who suffers from a mental-health disability, I deplore the statements of NDP justice critic MP Murray Rankin, who suggests that the recommendations and “safeguards” of the all-party committee of MPs and senators “protect the vulnerable” and “respect the rights of health-care practitioners who conscientiously object to helping patients die.”
If that were true, why would the Council for Canadians with Disabilities and the Canadian Association for Community Living 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 per cent 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 Rankin, I beg him to have a change of heart and pay attention to and act upon the concerns of the dissenting report and those of the majority of the CMA doctors, the CCD, the CACL and many other groups.