Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Road to Mercy isn't mercy at all if the society encourages folks to kill themselves in this way. I would respectfully suggest that the Road to Mercy be renamed the Road to premature termination. We already have doctors in Edmonton, Alberta who are willing to withdraw life sustaining services to patients who have no capacity for no other reason than perceived non-compliance that strangely isn't a factor when the patients are drug users. Drug users aren't denied resuscitation but mentally ill patients who are not offered a program to increase compliance until the families go public are considered fair game for premature termination. These movies do make citizens think -they make us think of all the ways we are being influenced to think of death by doctor legislation as the way out of situations that should and must be endured because guess what? Life isn't pretty. It's hard, troublesome and we've got to go through troubles. These troubles aren't a reason for a mercy killing. Nope. They're reason to become stronger, wiser and tougher.


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Road to Mercy isn't mercy at all if the society encourages folks to kill themselves in this way. I would respectfully suggest that the Road to Mercy be renamed the Road to premature termination. We already have doctors in Edmonton, Alberta who are willing to withdraw life sustaining services to patients who have no capacity for no other reason than perceived non-compliance that strangely isn't a factor when the patients are drug users. Drug users aren't denied resuscitation but mentally ill patients who are not offered a program to increase compliance until the families go public are considered fair game for premature termination. These movies do make citizens think -they make us think of all the ways we are being influenced to think of death by doctor legislation as the way out of situations that should and must be endured because guess what? Life isn't pretty. It's hard, troublesome and we've got to go through troubles. These troubles aren't a reason for a mercy killing. Nope. They're reason to become stronger, wiser and tougher.
TORONTO - Earlier this year, Canadians were given the legal right to seek a doctor-assisted death, but restrictions in the law governing who can access the…
THEPROVINCE.COM|BY ,SHERYL UBELACKER, THE CANADIAN PRESS
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