In Canada, euthanasia is against the law. Yet some MD’s are turning to euthanasia as a way to get more organs for transplant. Others turn to it to cover up their negligence, or medical stupidity – even to play God.
“Euthanasia is a type of homicide because it involves one person (usually a physician) directly and intentionally killing another person, usually by lethal injection. Every person of good will should be concerned about an act that would allow physicians to directly and intentionally cause the deaths of their patients.” – The Interim
ACTIVE euthanasia is the deliberate termination of a patient’s life in order to prevent further suffering. In ethical discussions this has been seen as different from the withholding of life-sustaining treatment or the administration of a drug, such as morphine, that may hasten death but that has another primary purpose. Euthanasia is usually used to refer to active euthanasia, and in this sense, euthanasia is usually considered to be criminal homicide.
PASSIVE euthanasia is defined as allowing a patient to die by withholding treatment, while active euthanasia is defined as taking measures that directly cause a patient’s death.
Administering sedatives, analgesics and/or muscle relaxants to hasten death is a practice that is both illegal and unethical.
Euthanasia By Action: Intentionally causing a person’s death by performing an action such as by giving a lethal injection
Euthanasia By Omission: Intentionally causing death by not providing necessary and ordinary (usual and customary) care or food and water.
Euthanasia: Euthanasia is the intentional killing by act or omission of a dependent human being for his or her alleged benefit.
Voluntary euthanasia: When the person who is killed has requested to be killed.
Non-voluntary: When the person who is killed made no request and gave no consent.
Involuntary euthanasia: When the person who is killed made an expressed wish to the contrary.
Assisted suicide: Someone provides an individual with the information, guidance, and means to take his or her own life with the intention that they will be used for this purpose. When it is a doctor who helps another person to kill themselves it is called “physician assisted suicide.”
With euthanasia the physician administers the patient a lethal drug or injection. Hence, while terminal sedation is a case of letting the patient die, euthanasia is a case of actively killing the patient.
“Medicalized killing of a person without the person’s consent, whether nonvoluntary (where the person in unable to consent) or involuntary (against the person’s will) is not euthanasia: it is murder. Hence, euthanasia can be voluntary only”. Palliative Medicine 17: 97–101.
The elderly and the vulnerable are at high risk of merciless killing. Many patients have already come to think of their doctors as executioners. Especially vulnerable are the 80 million baby boomers born between 1946 and 1964. “If you belong to that group, take note,” says Richard Poe, author of an August cover story of a whistleblower magazine. “Your generation has been targeted for a program of age-based medical rationing such as our country has never before experienced.” You may be marked for medical murder…
Are doctors above the law?
In our country, laws must be fair and just. They must be applied equally and justly to all persons. If a criminal commits first degree murder. he is arrested and imprisoned for doing so.
The same punishment should apply to doctors who commit murder.
Why is murdering a person hidden behind such words as “euthanasia”. “mercykilling , “quality of life? Do words change the fact that it is still first degree murder.?
No, murder is murder, is murder, is murder!
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