“One-third of Canadians fine with prescribing assisted suicide for homelessness.”  Seriously, folks, that was the headline in a recent article in the National Post.  The survey discovered that 27 percent of respondents said MAID (Medical Assistance in Dying) should be available to those in poverty, while 28 percent said the same for the country’s 30,000 homeless people. I’m not sure if any of those surveyed were homeless or poor.
In the eight years since the Supreme Court ruling that led to our present laws, Canada has become one of the most permissive countries in the world regarding MAID.  In 2021, the last year we have records for, there were more than 10,000 deaths by euthanasia, which was an increase of close to a third from 2020. 
When conservative groups warned about the slippery slope of MAID, we were told that it would only be provided for those who were facing immediate and imminent death.  There are times when you hate being proved right.
We need to understand that MAID is not assisted suicide. Suicide is taking one’s own life, but MAID is asking the state to take it for you.  I wonder how long it will be before the state won’t wait to be asked.
Have a great week, and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.

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