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The Depravity of the Left’s “Assisted Suicide” Push

Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2024
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In just the past few weeks, two largely healthy women in their 20s have chosen to end their lives via medically assisted suicide, further highlighting the grotesque consequences of the left’s euthanasia push.

In the first case, a 27-year-old woman in Canada, identified in court documents only as “MV,” has just been granted access to the country’s “medical assistance in dying” (MAID) program by Justice Colin Feasby of the Court of King’s Bench of Alberta. According to reporting from the National Catholic Register, MV has no physical ailments other than severe autism.

The woman’s father has vigorously opposed the decision, arguing that his daughter is healthy and that most of her issues stem from undiagnosed psychological conditions. Feasby has also noted that MV has not “identified her medical condition or provided information concerning her symptoms and how they cause her to suffer.”

However, in a shocking example of the callousness and cold disregard for human life which underpins the euthanasia movement, Feasby said he is allowing MV to undergo assisted suicide because he “respects [her] autonomy and privacy.” This reasoning apparently flies in the face of Canada’s MAID law, which stipulates assisted suicide should only be available to those suffering from “a serious illness, disease, or disability,” who are experiencing “unbearable physical or mental suffering,” and are unable to reverse that suffering.

The woman’s father “can perhaps take some solace in the fact that he did his best to persuade [her] of the value of her life and her parents’ commitment to loving and supporting her,” Feasby wrote in his decision.

Just a few days later, news broke that another mostly healthy young woman, a 28-year-old from the Netherlands, had also decided to end her life via assisted suicide. Zoraya ter Beek, who as the New York Post reports, “lives in a small village in the Netherlands near the German border” with her boyfriend and two cats, is scheduled to be euthanized in May.

Ter Beek’s only apparent ailment is severe depression, which she says doctors have told her they can do nothing more for. The young woman, who once aspired to be a psychiatrist, says there will be no funeral and her ashes will be scattered in “a nice spot in the woods.”

The Netherlands was notably the first country to legalize assisted suicide back in 2001. Since then, the practice has become increasingly popular, with nearly 9,000 euthanasia deaths in 2022.

Canada’s euthanasia law, meanwhile, which was first passed in 2016, is one of the most radical and ghoulish on the books anywhere in the world. As AMAC Newsline reported in January 2023, “Numerous stories have surfaced alleging that doctors and even Canadian government officials are pushing euthanasia in cases where patients could be helped with basic medical care.” In some cases, disabled patients have said doctors pressured them into requesting assisted suicide by threatening to bankrupt them with medical costs.

Despite the horrific consequences of existing assisted suicide programs, other liberal governments around the world are also rushing to pass their own euthanasia laws.

Just last week, on April 11, the French legislature advanced legislation that asserts assisted suicide is “an ethical response to the need to support the sick and the suffering.” In language eerily similar to the initial defense of Canada’s 2016 law, backers of the bill claim euthanasia will only be available in “extreme” circumstances.

Assisted suicide is also available in at least some situations in Switzerland, Germany, Australia, and Belgium.

In the United States, the euthanasia push has been met with more resistance, primarily from conservatives. However, 11 states – all of which are strongly Democrat – currently allow the practice in some form.

Much like the left’s stance on abortion, liberals’ enthusiasm for assisted suicide reveals the true depravity of their ideology. Instead of helping Zoraya ter Beek with her depression or MV with her autism, the left believes that helping them kill themselves is the best path forward.

The same is true when it comes to unborn life. The modern left suggests that if a baby would be born into a poor family, or born with special needs, or born to a teenage mother, he or she is better off not being born at all but rather killed in an abortion clinic.

In other words, leftist ideology is so twisted and perverse that it calls the state-sanctioned murder of the most vulnerable among us “compassion.” While a depressed person taking his or her own life is a tragedy, liberals now believe that adding a doctor into the equation to administer a lethal concoction of medication somehow makes the entire act not only acceptable but empowering and “dignifying.”

Very soon, Americans may be hearing the refrain that “assisted suicide is healthcare.” And once again, it will be primarily up to conservatives to defend the inherent value of human life and spread a message of hope to a broken world.

Shane Harris is a writer and political consultant from Southwest Ohio. You can follow him on X @ShaneHarris513.

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Tom Wajerski
Tom Wajerski
1 month ago

The step between voluntary government assisted suicide and mandatory government assisted “suicide” is too short. Soon people will be put down to alleviate other peoples suffering like unwanted pets.

Max
Max
1 month ago

Whether it is assisted suicide or abortion, it is still EVIL that is influencing society to end the life of one of GOD children unnecessarily. This not HIS way and in the end, those who advocated these situations will not like their JUDGEMENT from the ALMIGHTY at HIS THRONE.

Thinking
Thinking
1 month ago

Genocide by assisted suicide. Enough said.

Barbara
Barbara
1 month ago

The Left has no tolerance for anything that is less than perfect. Too them getting rid of the entity (notice I did not say person) of their displeasure is a good idea, especially if they consider “it” to be unsightly or a burden upon society. Years ago when they first started considering euthanasia (but only for the most ill) I saw it as another slippery slope as abortion has been. Abortion was supposed to be safe, legal and rare but it has become the birth control of choice for many and a huge money maker for those doing them. Countries that have considered euthanasia see it as a way of disposing themselves of anyone they do not wish to contend with. The question I always ask is when did those who are strong proponents for abortion and euthanasia come to the conclusion they were the object of perfection? I see them as more flawed than the people they wish to do away with.

Rosemari Warner
Rosemari Warner
1 month ago

So Soylent Green has arrived, I will not be surprised if the revelation at the end of that movie follows.

anna hubert
anna hubert
1 month ago

Soon there will be another pandemic and all most “vulnerable” will be vaccinated like it or not Majority will be 80 and over Problem solved

Lady J
Lady J
1 month ago

Shades of Hitler- first you get rid of the sick .Then guess you get rid of grandma and grandpa. Of course you have already gotten rid of the babies.

Joana Livoti
Joana Livoti
1 month ago

SICK! SICK! SICK! God, alone is the Author of Life! He/God gives us life and He/God calls us home when He is ready! NO ONE ELSE HAS THAT AUTHORITY!

Rosemary
Rosemary
1 month ago

“Assisted” suicide is homicide.

Veteran
Veteran
1 month ago

It’s what socialists do, whether they are national socialists, social democrats, globalist comunist-fascist hybrids in corporate-governmental partnerships, or plain hardcore Marxists, they start with pushing abortion for convenience to preserve the “bodily autonomy of the mother” (what about the bodily autonomy of the baby? I guess it’s not opportune in baal worship). Then they push for “assisted suicide” for the chronically suffering. Then they push euthanasia for the depressed, those unable to afford treatment, next are the disabled, the “unnecessary eaters” as Herr Goebbels termed them (Hadamar anyone?). Then come the “malcontents”, the cultural outsiders, the political opposition, those who don’t worship their government as the final arbiter of death, or life. Pretty soon they’ve got their machinery, trains and final solutions going, with all the fringe benefits of brutal indulgence involved for their sadistic thugs, from “global population reduction” (they are great with euphemisms), to genocide in concentration camps a la Hitler, Stalin, and Mao, to Klaus Schwab and his 15 minute cities, to Robbespierre and his 24/7 drive in Guilliotine quick and final procedure kangaroo court. The left is the party of death, and destruction, always has been, always will be, they worship money and power, as they were promised to receive from the great deceiver whom they actually worship, their god his satan himself. The pro abortion protesters in the Texas capitol building in Austin even shouted “hail satan” as part of their slogan. Control, money, and power that’s why the Democrat party, the party of slavery, is now the party pushing Fascism/Marxism in America, big government, the elimination of privacy, and the elimination of private property. Elections, and the electoral college are their next target because it stands in the way of their big goverment, one party state. The Democrat party as is, is not only anti-American, but also anti-human, and an organized crime syndicate that makes the Mafia seem like a troop of cub scouts. Anyone voting Democrat is voting for the party of death and destruction. Choose life!

Philip Seth Hammersley
Philip Seth Hammersley
1 month ago

DEATH is the centerpiece of the Leftist agenda; whether by abortion, crime, or drug use. Bill Gates and his elitist friends think there are too many (to them) useless people on the planet. They want to eliminate all of us “inferior” specimens. And, of course, their tranny friends can’t reproduce so that’s even “better.”

Grace
Grace
1 month ago

What follows the killing of babies as unnecessary baggage will in time spread to disqualification of seniors, grandma, grandpa, mom and dad if they become too opinionated or judgmental or hang around too long.. Don’t think it can’t happen. The world witnessed the largest mass murder in history when Communist China instituted The Long March which culled the herd of millions and millions of its elderly or infirm citizens leaving only the young and strong to build the new cities. Or the Covid drama which cut through the senior population like a well honed knife. Globalization also has it’s own plane. Too many people is their mantra. Watch out.

Cathryn Pindzola
Cathryn Pindzola
1 month ago

I am against assisted murder, which is what this is, just as abortion is. If someone wants to commit suicide for whatever reason, that person can do it without being assisted, and without it being legally sanctioned. People have been commiting suicide for as long as humans have been alive. No need to make it legal. Why, all of a sudden, do they need it to be legal?

T Smith
T Smith
1 month ago

Hardly surprising. They say that abortion is health care, too.

Pat R
Pat R
1 month ago

Human life’s value has been #2 to power/control for a long time. Now it is being pushed lower and lower in importance. I’m sure God our Creator is even more saddened by how much lower morally the human race will go. How much longer will He put off judgment of the nations? It may be in our lifetime.

ray wetzel
ray wetzel
1 month ago

If this isn’t Natzi Germany o don’t now what is
Saten at work, these godless fools are so lost .

Lou
Lou
1 month ago

So, it occurs to me that the LGBTQ crowd and Assisted Suicide crowd will not be reproducing at the same rate as functioning heterosexual couples. This means that in a generation or so, the mania that created these ‘abnormalities’ will be gone. The only thing we need to be concerned about is the evil Democratic government.

Bob Chase
Bob Chase
1 month ago

Some countries also decide when to remove patients from life support.

Corrine
Corrine
1 month ago

my comment deleted…
AMAC, why? it was only that this is another opportunity to mobilize AMAC members with a formal CALL TO ACTION to our legislative representatives…

David Campbell
David Campbell
1 month ago

Assisted suicide is a bad idea with good intentions. If it were restricted to those with terminal illnesses that are in pain, most reasonable people would be on board with this. But the good intentions and reasoning quickly gets twisted and expanded far beyond anything that resembles compassion and becomes a form of state sanctioned serial killing. This is also what happens when you have a culture of death (abortion) instead of a culture of life.

Bacon Nivison
Bacon Nivison
1 month ago

The depopulation crowd (a branch of the globalist agenda), who are responsible for the millions of deaths caused by the scamdemic (easily curable disease, but even mention of effective treatments (Ivermectin, chlorine dioxide) was censored and punished. My father locked up in a “nursing” home, refused visits, refused effective treatment, put on a ventilator (know to be ineffective), where they watched him die. A “vaccine” which isn’t a vaccine and is more dangerous that the “deadly” disorder that it doesn’t prevent and you can’t sue the murderers who produced it. This “assisted” suicide nonsense will soon evolve into forced senecide and the Bill Gates crowd will be applauding.

Joyce
Joyce
1 month ago

No one has the right to assist you in ending your life. On the Good Lord has the right to call a person home. Assisted suicide SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED VOLUNTARY OR BY THE GOVERNMENT. ONLY GOD HAS THE RIGHT TO END A LIFE.

Dick Yowell
Dick Yowell
1 month ago

The name of the library at the University of Virginia was just changed. The complaint against the previous namesake from some on the left was that he was an active supporter of eugenics. How is this really any different? How is it really any different from abortion?

uncleferd
uncleferd
1 month ago

The left has always claimed to be “idealistic”, though, ideals don’t seem to be on their minds when making mindless grabs for “free” money and benefits, including “quatting” in other people’s homes. They have even sacrificed our sovereignty at the border, in hopes of gaining more representation and control over social policies through illegal immigration.
Unfortunately, their “power” does not include an increased standard of living at the cost of others, as they have been misled by their leadership to expect. The immigrants, who are the left’s apparent vehicle to increased representation, are costing so much more money, that any net benefit to “democrat” citizens will not be forthcoming. Only Democrat politicians will benefit from this foreign invasion that they arranged.
So, sure, “democrats” will support euthanasia to theoretically lower their healthcare costs… but, because we are rapidly heading towards a severely broken economy and healthcare system due to their political fantasies, such as flooding our country with illegals, they won’t be much better off until they follow their own euthanasia delegates into the grave.

Roger Ott
Roger Ott
1 month ago

How about we start that with Joe Biden and many more democrats?

Ross
Ross
1 month ago

Assisted suicide, euthanasia good, capital punishment bad.???? You can’t make this kind of “logic” up.

retired
retired
1 month ago

1)The first dictum that physicians learn is primum non nocere First do no harm. This is part of the Hippocratic Oath that physicians swore to uphold.
However, now, many medical schools no longer use this oath.
2)Assisted suicide is still suicide. Suicide is, in most cases, an expression of psychiatric illness.
3)If government funding for assisted suicide dried up, there would be no assisted suicide.
4)This assisted suicide would have been encouraged under eugenics principles. Getting rid of the infirm, inferior, or undesirable.
5)If the patients received adequate treatment for their underlying psychiatric illnesses, they would be far less like to request assisted suicide. We need to get better at setting national norms for treatment in psychiatry — assisted suicide should not be part of those norms.

Scott Lucado
Scott Lucado
1 month ago

Dems will go from “assisted suicide” to “insisted suicide” — as in insisting that conservatives kill themselves off, and if unwilling…

Robert Zuccaro
Robert Zuccaro
1 month ago

Sounds reminiscent of the scene in “Soylent Green” when Edgar G Robinson volunteered for euthanasia… and later processed into government-provided food. Once again, its not art but life imitating art!

Uncle Bruce
Uncle Bruce
1 month ago

How about this for assisted suicide? All you frigging leftists get together up on a really high cliff, tie yourselves together and walk off the edge like the bunch of lemmings that you are? That would work for me.

Richard Cummings
Richard Cummings
29 days ago

First it was the babies, now it is the infirm, next it will be the elderly.

Nancy Perrine
Nancy Perrine
29 days ago

I live in Central New York. Medical suicide and murder is already here. They call it Comfort Care. No natural death anymore. When the Doc sees the situation as hopeless, the Doc talks to the family about cutting off medications, food, and other sustaining necessities. The person is allowed to die. They try to make it all kind and compassionate. The person either dies within hours from medications being stopped, or in several days from being starved to death. Either way, this is horrible to endure for family of the person in Comfort Care.

Michael J
Michael J
29 days ago

One thing about the left is that life is valueless. Killing the unborn, elderly and the unproductive is something out of unlearned historical human atrocities. These people have no moral character or compass.

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
1 month ago

Use ONLY for X Treme cases worldwide
OR unless person wants same

Stukahna Sandbahr
Stukahna Sandbahr
1 month ago

So, God works through the doctors to heal patients but not end suffering?

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