Video: Plea from a child to a King : Stop Child Euthanasia by @CoalitionMD
Video with caption: "Video: Plea from a child to a King : Stop Child
Euthanasia by @CoalitionMD ". Video available at: http://youtu.be/ESQljzA3GB8
Image with caption: "Four-year-old Jessica Saba from Canada pleads with
the King of Belgium not to sign the euthanasia law for children".
MONTREAL, March 27, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Assisted suicide and euthanasia
are prescriptions for abuse and must not be legalized in Canada or
anywhere else in the world. It is clear that in the few countries or
states where assisted suicide and euthanasia is legalized, safeguards
and controls do not work and euthanasia is extended to include:
Depressed individuals, a group that is now being euthanized in the
Netherlands and Belgium.
Children where the law was recently passed in Belgium and is tolerated
in the Netherlands. This practice is currently being recommended by the
Quebec Human Rights and Youth Commission.
Moreover, euthanasia causes the premature deaths of people in the
following circumstances because of:
Errors in predicting how long people will live
Patients, whose cases are so burdensome and overwhelming, may be
euthanized on the initiative of either the patient him/herself or the
medical staff and/or family members.
No system of monitoring can prevent abuse. In Belgium there is a
commission to oversee abuses. It is clear that this commission has
failed since no remedial action has been taken despite:
In Belgium, 32% of patients did not give consent (Canadian Medical Journal Association, 2010) and 47% of cases of euthanasia went unreported (British Medical Journal, 2010).
Depressed people and those who are tired of life without any physical
illness are euthanized.
Euthanasia or assisted suicide should not be an option for any person.
For those who are in the terminal phases of life, good palliative care
is an effective and compassionate way to care for our loved ones. The
problem is that in Canada only 30% of people have access to palliative
In a recent press conference former 3 term state representative Nancy
Elliott explained why New Hampshire overwhelmingly rejected assisted
suicide and why progressive societies like Quebec, Canada should reject
Ms. Elliott gave the example of Richard Bloom from New Hampshire who was
given 18 months to live with pancreatic cancer. Initially he was
refused treatment and after battling with his medical providers was
able to procure treatment and is doing well 9 years later.
She also explained the open door for family abuse, particularly those
who can gain from an inheritance.
In summary Nancy Elliott states that "euthanasia is a prescription for
all types of abuse of people at the most vulnerable times of their
In the video: http://youtu.be/Z1a2tsk_jZI "Quebecers call to stop euthanasia,"
16 year old Nadine described how she survived leukemia and a bone marrow
transplant when she was 14 years ago. She described how young people
need love and support to get through and do not need the deadly
seduction of euthanasia.
Dr. Sylvia Baribeau, a family physician emphasized the need to treat and
support those who need medical care and not abandon them when they need
it most. "Euthanasia is not medical care, it is the cruelest
abandonment and abuse of our fellow human beings."
In the video letter "from a child to a King", 4 year old Jessica and her
family describes the abuses and dangers of child euthanasia for the
children of the world. Jessica's mother warns that a pediatric
euthanasia law might encourage parents of sick or handicapped children
"to give up too early" and "what families need is loving, caring social
support and not euthanasia."
Video available at: http://youtu.be/ESQljzA3GB8
Dr. Paul Saba who is President of the Coalition of Physicians for Social
Justice reminds us that "over 9 million doctors in over 100 countries
represented by the World Medical Association reject euthanasia and
request physicians not to euthanize people in countries or
jurisdictions where it is permitted. It also is contrary to United
Nations conventions and agreements."
Video with caption: "Video: Plea from a child to a King : Stop Child Euthanasia by @CoalitionMD ". Video available at: http://youtu.be/ESQljzA3GB8
Image with caption: "Four-year-old Jessica Saba from Canada pleads with the King of Belgium not to sign the euthanasia law for children (Photo credit:coalitionmd.org) (CNW Group/Coalition of Physicians for Social Justice)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140327_C7472_PHOTO_EN_38417.jpg
SOURCE: Coalition of Physicians for Social Justice
For further information:
Dr Paul Saba 514 886-3447 / firstname.lastname@example.org / coalitionmd.org