One of the never-mentioned side effects of abortion on demand at any stage of pregnancy is that it implies that the life of the child has no value. Because that life has no value, it is assumed that it is okay to dispose of that life. Recently I posted an article illustrating how that idea has taken hold in the Netherlands where the government is allowing citizens who are mentally handicapped to be euthanized. That is a slippery slope that Canada has not embarked on. When you walk away from the principle that all human life is valued by God, bad things happen.
On Sunday, The U.K. Daily Mail reported the following:
Army veteran Kelsi Sheren was a fresh-faced 19-year-old when she first set foot on the combat field in Afghanistan. It proved to be a life-altering experience.
…The experience, she says, ‘broke part of my brain’. It took witnessing that horrific death ‘for the reality of what we were doing to hit’. She was plagued by the memory of scrubbing her comrade’s remains off her hands – all the while ducking heavy fire.
Once home, she turned to therapy – and realized she was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
Sheren made it her mission to help other veterans and has been an outspoken critic of the Canadian government’s relaxed attitude to euthanasia – including its push to make it available to veterans plagued by PTSD.
‘It’s disgusting and it’s unacceptable,’ she said, arguing that authorities would rather euthanize a soldier than foot the bill for their recovery.
Canada has the world’s most permissive assisted suicide program. The country is on track to record some 13,500 state-sanctioned suicides in 2022, a 34 percent rise on the 10,064 in 2021, according to Canada’s Euthanasia Prevention Coalition’s analysis of official data.
Canada’s politicians are currently weighing whether to expand access to include children and the mentally ill.
The article concludes:
Euthanasia, a lethal injection administered by a doctor, is legal in seven countries — Belgium, Canada, Colombia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand and Spain — plus several states in Australia.
Other jurisdictions, including a growing number of US states, allow doctor-assisted suicide — where patients take the drug themselves, typically crushing up and drinking a lethal dose of pills prescribed by a physician.
The numbers of people opting for assisted suicides has risen steadily in the countries where it’s allowed.
The Netherlands in 2002 became the world’s first country to allow doctors to kill patients, at their request, if strict conditions were met.
Nearly 60,000 opted for the procedure between 2012 and 2021, official figures show
These numbers do not represent progress for the human race–they represent people who believe they can play God by determining who lives and who dies and when people die. This is not a step in a good direction.