|Jack Kevorkian, “Dr. Death,” and abortionist Kermit Gosnell|
Editor’s note. This is excerpted from a post at weneedalaw.ca.
Assisted suicide can be paralleled to drug-induced abortions, where a doctor prescribes pills that the patient ingests to accomplish their own goal of ending life.
In both abortion and euthanasia, we see debates dominated by the word “choice”. It is becoming increasingly common in Canada for the word “choice” to be associated with ending life. We have essentially eliminated our fundamental right to life, and instead made it only a right to die. There is no legal protection for a woman who chooses to carry her child to term, and no legal guarantee that a terminally ill patient will have access to quality palliative care.
Instead, the discussion is focused on the right to end pre-born life, the right to end one’s own life, and, some suggest, a right to end the life of someone else who has been rendered incapable of making such a decision for themselves, for reasons such as dementia or mental retardation.
As some try to tell women they are empowered by the choice to kill their child, so we are telling those suffering that they are empowered by euthanasia. … We are telling both that the only empowering choice is death.