Seen on social media – death panels

Remember when we were pooh-poohed for suggesting that death panels would be a part of nationalized medicine?

The Canadian government okayed the killing of more than 10,000 citizens last year under their law called “Medical Assistance In Dying”. This represents more than 3% of all deaths in Canada that year.

Written by Ross Douthat in the New York Times:

In recent years, Canada has established some of the world’s most permissive euthanasia laws, allowing adults to seek either physician-assisted suicide or direct euthanasia for many different forms of serious suffering, not just terminal disease. In 2021, over 10,000 people ended their lives this way, just over 3 percent of all deaths in Canada. A further expansion, allowing euthanasia for mental-health conditions, will go into effect in March 2023; permitting euthanasia for “mature” minors is also being considered.

In the era of populism there is a lively debate about when a democracy ceases to be liberal. But the advance of euthanasia presents a different question: What if a society remains liberal but ceases to be civilized?


I acknowledge and recognize the opinions of many who look upon euthanasia as a blessing for those who suffer from terrible pain and suffering. Aside from the moral aspects of euthanasia, I question the wisdom of government officials to make the decisions about who should and should not die.

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3 Responses to Seen on social media – death panels

  1. Stella says:

    An article, in a Canadian newspaper, that I read to prepare this post. It includes more of the NYT editorial.

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  2. auscitizenmom says:

    I wondered if this is what was done to my sister. She had been suffering for years with a bad backache the nothing seemed to help. Long story, but when she finally got in the hospital, they said she had three different kinds of cancer in her spine, bone, soft tissue, and something else. Her husband said she was in so much pain they had to give her so much pain killer that he didn’t even know if she was aware he was there. Finally they got a bed in hospice and she died the next day. I think this was about 3 or 4 years ago. Her husband was so torn up I didn’t even bring up the subject to him at all.

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  3. Lucille says:

    When government runs the healthcare system, arrogant proponents of immorality within that system take advantage and work diligently behind the scenes. Somewhere along the line the death-by-proxy is bound to slip from voluntary to mandatory.

    Now a Canadian province is offering their death squad services over wheelchair lift non-availability. Good grief!

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