Troubling Times

Our neighbors in Canada opened a Pandora’s Box with euthanasia.  Its so-called safeguards are quickly falling to the side. They first allowed a person who chose euthanasia to donate their organs, but the individual had to initiate the discussion.  Now the transplant teams can start the conversation, which could easily lead to coercion.  The number of people opting for organ donation after euthanasia has dramatically increased.  There’s no requirement recipients of organs be told they come from a person who was euthanized in the event they object.  Another troubling development is a Superior Court Justice declared death doesn’t have to be “imminent” for euthanasia, but death must be “reasonably foreseeable,” whatever that means.  These are troubling times.

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