About a year ago Senator Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu said every murderer should have a rope in his cell so he can decide on his own life.
The opposition went berserk. NDP MP Pat Martin opted for his trademark use of obscenities to describe people who disagree with him. Nycole Turmel, who at the time was interim leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition, pointed out that it is illegal to counsel someone to commit suicide.
True enough, but while we worry about the murderers, we have all manner of people pushing euthanasia and working hard to make you feel guilty unless you demand to have a DNR on the hospital chart of an aging relative.
With an aging baby boomer population, the right to die is practically becoming the obligation to die for the crime of getting old. The Dying with Dignity committee can hardly wait to make euthanasia legal in Quebec.
The committee members are not the only ones who feel this way. If you check out this clip from today's show (in the box the the right), you are really going to be shocked when you hear what people like Bill Gates and the Japanese Finance Minister have to say on the subject.
If you want to refuse care, of course, you should have the right to do so. As a matter of fact, you do have that right already. You have the right to ask for more painkiller medication. When a doctor points out its risks, you have the right to refuse it and you have the right to demand to be given it nonetheless.
Don’t be fooled by the safeguard jargon and the self-serving government rhetoric. All human beings have inherent dignity. Killing people who are ill is NOT part of the care continuum. Doctors should be killing the pain, not the patient.