Source: National Review
By: WESLEY J. SMITH
The term “culture of death” describes a society that accepts suicide and mercy killing as an acceptable response to suffering.
Canada’s ruling class, medical intelligentsia–and if polls are to be believed–population have enthusiastically embraced the culture of death (culture de la mort) for people with physical maladies and disabilities in the wake of the country’s Supreme Court creating a right to be made dead.
Now, an official government panel has issued recommendations that urges lethal injection euthanasia and self-administered assisted suicide (“medical aid in dying,” or MAID) be also a right for the diagnosed mentally ill.
From the Report of the Special Joint Committee on Physician-Assisted Dying: The Committee recognizes that there will be unique challenges in applying the eligibility criteria for MAID where the patient has a mental illness, particularly where such an illness is the condition underlying the request.
However, where a person is competent and fits the other criteria set out by law, the Committee does not see how that individual could be denied a recognized Charter right based on his or her mental health condition.
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