BC Health Authorities Must Stop Using Euthanasia to Replace Medical CareRead the Petition
Catholic hospitals must not be forced to provide euthanasia (MAiD).Read the Petition
The Hon. Ed Fast MP (Abbotsford) has introduced Bill C-314, which aims to protect people with mental disorders from (MAiD) euthanasia.
We support Bill C-314 as it amends the Criminal Code to prohibit euthanasia for people with a mental disorder.
We would like you to sign this petition in support of Bill C-314.
In Canada, adults can receive medical aid in dying (MAiD) if they have a “grievous and irremediable medical condition.” Bill C-314 amends the Criminal Code to say that, in this context, a mental disorder is not a grievous and irremediable medical condition.
When Bill C-7 was passed in March 2021, it expanded Canada’s euthanasia law to include people who are not terminally ill, and it also extended euthanasia for mental illness alone. Bill C-7 established a two-year moratorium on euthanasia for mental illness to provide time for implementation. Parliament recently announced their plan to extend this deadline by one more year (until March 2024) to provide more time for implementing euthanasia for mental illness reasons alone.
The Angus Reid Institute conducted a poll published on February 13, 2023 concerning Canada’s current (MAiD) euthanasia law, indicating that for mental health as a sole condition, 51% of Canadians were opposed, 31% supported and 18% were unsure.
There is no safe way to implement a euthanasia law for mental illness alone. Those with mental illnesses who request euthanasia often do so because they feel abandoned and without hope, whether it be because of financial difficulty, housing insecurity, food insecurity, or lack of social support. Poverty, disability and mental illness may all cause human suffering, but it is an injustice to kill the sufferer because of cultural abandonment.
Sign this petition and tell the Hon. Ed Fast MP that you support Bill C-314 to prohibit euthanasia for people with a mental disorder.
Bill C-314 will prohibit (MAiD) euthanasia for mental disorders: (Link).
The majority of Canadians oppose euthanasia for mental health: (Link)
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