Report24 recently reported on the tragic case of a Canadian citizen in his 50s choosing the state’s suicide program rather than becoming homeless. As if this possibility wasn’t bad enough, MAID, as the program is euphemically named, could soon be available to 12-year-olds as well. This is what an NGO and an academic “team of experts” are demanding.
The abbreviation MAID stands for “Medical Assistance in Dying”. It is a government program that allows people with chronic diseases to end their lives. It is not necessary that these diseases are life-threatening. This is how the aforementioned case of 54-year-old Amir Farsoud came about, who is at risk of homelessness due to poverty. Because he has chronic back pain that is considered incurable, Canadian law allows him to be killed by the state.
The regulations as to which groups of people may use MAID are to be significantly expanded in the coming years. As early as 2023, people will be able to choose death for psychological reasons. All entirely voluntary, of course. Access to the program should also be made possible for children aged 12 and over. This is what the organization demands, which has also fought for access for the disabled and mentally ill.
Needtoknow.news reports: The Council of Canadian Academies conducted a comprehensive study of domestic law relating to adult minors and a comparative study of euthanasia laws as applied to minors in other countries and published their findings in December 2018 to the submitted to the federal government. In many jurisdictions across Canada, adult minors already have the right to make important decisions related to their care. This includes the right to consent to or refuse life-saving medical treatment. In determining whether the presumption of ability to make those decisions is challenged, the courts will consider the minor’s age, maturity, intellect, life experience, and psychiatric, psychological, and emotional state.
This is where the NGO DWDC comes in, Dying With Dignity Canada. This association has set itself the goal of enabling as many Canadians as possible to commit suicide. He urges the government to do so, Amend the existing age requirement of 18 to extend it to include people who are “at least 12 years old and able to make decisions about their health.” DWDC recommends that informed consent of a competent parent or legal guardian is required for Eligible Minors seeking MAID aged 12 through 15 inclusive, and that MAID assessors are required to have a competent parent or legal guardian for Eligible Minors aged 12 to 15 inclusive from 16 and 17 years to consult.
In the Netherlands, euthanasia for children has been legal since the original legislation was implemented in 2002; Data from 2002 to 2015 indicate that seven children in the Netherlands had an assisted death. In Belgium, euthanasia for children has been legal since 2014 and data from 2016-2017 showed a total of three children received medical assistance when dying. This data suggests that there is likely a small number of young people who would be able to access this form of end-of-life care in Canada – but this number still represents real individuals with interests and needs.
Overall, a mature minor wishing to have access to MAID would likely be someone who has engaged with their healthcare for an extended period of time, who expresses a deep understanding of the consequences of their decisions, who is faced with a condition that is irreversible is progressing and who have a mental, physical, psychological and/or existential interest in being involved in the decision about their death and/or in being able to make use of euthanasia at the end of their lives.
Dying With Dignity Canada explains the background.
DWDC has prepared documents and instructions on how citizens can influence their MPs in order to quickly achieve the desired plans.
By the way, the motto of DWDC is “It’s your life, it’s your choice”. During the corona pandemic, on the other hand, no statements by the NGO were known where a free choice of the vaccination decision was demanded. We know something similar from the abortion fanatics, who always said it was the woman’s body and her sole decision whether she wanted to murder her unborn child – but when it came to forced vaccination, all we heard from there was applause. This suggests that these NGOs are primarily concerned with population reduction, no matter how it is achieved.
Already in 2009 written by Neil Maghami for the Capital Research Center, a summary of the US suicide lobby. It is interesting once again which donors can be found for these NGOs, which cannot be driven enough to commit suicide. Of course, the George Soros Open Society Institute is represented once again, as are the Clinton Trust and various other “benefactors.”
George Soros’ association with the movement should not surprise anyone. As Neil Hrab wrote in “George Soros’ Social Agenda for America” (Foundation Watch, April 2003), “In a November 1994 lecture at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City, Soros betrayed a motive for his interest [am assistierten Suizid]: “Oregon voters just passed legislation making it the first state to repeal the ban on physician-assisted suicide. As the son of a mother who was a member of the Hemlock Society… I can only agree.’”
Incidentally, according to this article, behind the suicide lobby are largely the same donors and sponsors who are committed to abortion and “climate protection”. Groups in the US call themselves Compassion and Choices or Self-Deliverance: The Final Exit Network.