I’ve written a few pieces about this already, but I wanted to draw your attention to the phenomenal work that Canadian Physicians for Life is doing on this issue. They’ve just sent out a press release with a lot of essential information, noting that over 1,000 Canadian physicians have now signed the MAiD to MAD declaration detailing why Bill C-7 is dangerous for vulnerable Canadians, especially those with disabilities. Please read, and take the time to watch/pass on some of the videos:
As Canada’s Bill C-7 is entering a final week of review by the members of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights, opposition is growing as 1,000 Canadian Physicians have now signed the MAiD to MAD declaration. Medical Assistance in Dying will become Medically Administered Death, a reckless piece of legislation without adequate safeguards for the vulnerable. Will our federal political leaders listen to their call, echoing every national disability group asking to seriously amend C-7 before an upcoming vote in the Justice Committee and in the House of Commons?
1) Videos from the Justice Committee Parliamentary Hearings:Dr Leonie Herx, a Palliative Medicine specialist, the head of Palliative Care at Queens University and an Advisor to the Vulnerable Persons Standard.
She is raising issues of needed safeguards for MAiD
Dr Ramona Coelho, a family physician from London, Ontario who cares for disabled and marginalized persons
She is asking the government to have content experts and disability groups speak to the committee not just MAiD lobbyists
Krista Carr, Executive Vice President of Inclusion Canada.
The disability community is appalled at being singled out for assisted suicide
Dr. Catherine Frazee, Professor Emerita with the School of Disability Studies, Ryerson University and one of the authors of the Internationally recognized Vulnerable Persons Standard.
Our voices are not reflected in Bill C-7
2) Canadian physicians speak on conscience rights:
Dr Leonie Herx
Dr Lauren Mai
Dr Ramona Coelho
The Physicians Together with Vulnerable Canadians’ declaration is available on www.MAiD2MAD.ca. Follow their advocacy work on the following social networks: