Friday, May 31, 2024

Alex Schadenberg Regarding Canada & the US, including Good News From New Hampshire

Dear Friends: ... 

Sylvie Berube (BQ) MP sponsored Bill C-390, a bill that would extend Canada’s law by allowing euthanasia approvals by advanced request. The bill amends the federal euthanasia law by adding to sections of the law the words: “or an applicable provincial framework.” Last year, the Québec government passed Bill 11, which expanded the Québec law by (among other things) allowing euthanasia by advanced request. Bill C-390, if passed, would amend Canada’s euthanasia law by changing the federal law based on amendments to provincial laws. In other words, Québec could legislate federally.

In the US, Democrat Members of Congress have introduced Bill HR 8137, which would allow federal funding for assisted suicide and reverse the 1997 Assisted Suicide Funding Restriction Act. HR 8137 would permit funding for “medical aid-in-dying” by defining it as not being euthanasia, mercy killing or assisted suicide. In other words, HR 8137 allows US government funding for assisted suicide by claiming it is not assisted suicide. The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (EPC) has sponsored a petition opposing US federal funding for assisted suicide.

Saturday, May 18, 2024

Deep Convictions and Deep Pockets Are Needed to Fight the MAID Lobby.

By Gabrielle Peters (article excerpt).

“On the question of religious hospitals, despite being a lesbian couple, Patricia and I would tolerate life-size crucifixes in the treatment room if it meant being safe from MAID.” ~ Catherine Frazee,  (pictured here).* 

Disabled people often talk about being made invisible. This feeling is particularly striking around issues that are specific to us like MAID, "Medical Assistance in Dying." The lobbyists and proponents for Canada’s MAID regime routinely mischaracterize or, more often, omit mention of disabled people or our reasons for opposition entirely.

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Canada's Life Span Drop

By Alex Schadenberg 

Life expectancy for Canadians has dropped for at least three straight years from 2019 to 2022.

The drop in life expectancy also occurred in the US during Covid, but life expectancy rebounded in the US in 2022, whereas in Canada life expectancy has remained a year lower.

Based on the sheer number of euthanasia deaths in Canada, and the fact that Canadians are not required to be terminally ill in order to be killed by euthanasia, deaths by euthanasia have strongly affected Canada’s death rate resulting in the average Canadian dying one year earlier than in 2019.