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More than 1,324 euthanasia deaths in Canada since legalization – less than
a year.

April 24, 2017 (AlexSchadenberg) — Nicole Ireland with CBC news reported
that there have been more than 1,324 euthanasia deaths in Canada. The CBC
article that promotes euthanasia states:

More than 1,300 people in Canada who have died with medical assistance
since the option became law. For most of the country, that’s been less
than a year, as Bill C-14 governing medical assistance in dying passed
on June 17, 2016.
Although CBC News has counted 1,324 medically assisted deaths in Canada
through data requested from health ministries and coroners’ offices in
each province and territory, THE ACTUAL NUMBER IS LIKELY HIGHER as some
provinces were unable to provide up-to-date information.
According to the CBC data, there were more than 1324 euthanasia deaths,
since the data from Québec, British Columbia and New Brunswick is not up-to-date.

The article also quotes Amy Hasbrouck speaking on behalf of the disability
rights group, NOT DEAD YET:

“This is very personal for me,” says Amy Hasbrouck, who is legally blind &
speaks for NOT DEAD YET Canada. “These are public policy decisions that end
up sacrificing the lives of old, ill and disabled people.”

Normalizing medically assisted death, these advocates say, sends a message
that the life of a person who is ill, disabled or elderly is not worth
living. The government should instead be investing in improving the quality
of their life, they argue, by investing in better supports for people with
disabilities, as well as better palliative care.
Amy Hasbrouck is the President of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition.

The Netherlands recently reported that there were 6091 reported assisted
deaths in 2016 representing 4% of all deaths. Based on the current number
of assisted deaths, it is possible that Canada will surpass the Netherlands
and Belgium.

It is also concerning that the euthanasia lobby are pressuring to have
euthanasia extended to people with mental illness, people who are under
18 & for people who are incompetent, but who stated in their power of
attorney document that they would want to die by euthanasia.

Reprinted with permission from Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. 26/04/17