Some statistics are available for the totals of assisted suicide, a.k.a. euthanasia. Nearly 20,000 people have been put down, according to data from StatsCan. It will be interesting to see if there is a major spike in 2021, given harsher lockdown measures and vaccine passports.
Given the prolonged (and intentional) infliction of mental, emotional and financial harms, how many otherwise normal and healthy people have been driven to the point where this is seriously contemplated as an option?
It’s interesting that this is pushed so heavily by liberals, who pretend to be adamantly in favour of protecting the rights of vulnerable people. There’s considerable overlap with supporting abortion, and the LGBTQ agenda. These are all things that have the effect of driving down the population.
In 2020, this increased to 7,383 deaths (2.4% of all deaths in Canada), representing a 36.0% increase in the number of MAID recipients from 2019 to 2020. As for the reasons Canadians are supposedly seeking early death, these are listed:
There’s also some data for people who’ve changed their minds. The numbers don’t add up to 100%, as many checked off more than 1 reason.
|66.4%||Changed Their Mind|
|47.8%||Palliative Measures Are Sufficient|
|12.1%||Family Members Don’t Support MAiD|
In 2020, approximately 2.5% of people who previously applied for euthanasia changed their minds. It’s worth pointing out that withdrawal (of consent) immediately before MAID was 22.0%, or nearly a quarter of those.
It gets worse. New changes are expected to take place in 2023 which will allow mentally ill people to be euthanized (even if that was their only condition).
If a mental illness is the only medical condition leading you to consider MAID, you are not eligible to seek MAID at this time. Under the new changes made to the law, the exclusion will remain in effect until March 17, 2023.
This temporary exclusion provides the Government of Canada and health professional bodies more time to consider how MAID can be provided safely to those whose only medical condition is a mental illness.
To support this work, the government initiated an expert review to provide recommendations on protocols, guidance and safeguards for those with a mental illness seeking MAID.
After March 17, 2023, people with a mental illness as their sole underlying medical condition will have access to MAID if they meet all of the eligibility requirements and the practitioners fulfill the safeguards that are put in place for this group of people.
If you have a mental illness along with other medical conditions, you may be eligible to seek MAID.
Eligibility is always assessed on an individual basis, taking into account all of the relevant circumstances. However, you must meet all the criteria to be eligible for medical assistance in dying.
In other words, it will soon be legal to euthanize people SOLELY for having mental illnesses. People who have them can still receive MAiD today, as long as there is additionally some other condition that qualifies.
Of course, this raises all sorts of other issues, such as exploitation and informed consent. Who will really be making these decisions?
One Reply to “Recent Statistics On Euthanasia (Assisted Suicide) In Canada”
As with other legislation such as abortion, it starts off being purportedly with good intentions, but the slippery slope is greased heavily every year after it’s passed.
Since there is not a single scientific support for any mental illness diagnosis, and depression has now been proven to be a dietary, lifestyle and pharma drug toxicity issue (including being chronically out-of-work through no fault of your own), you start to realize that they’ve decided the best way to hide the damage these poisons have caused it to off the patient.
By killing off those brain-damaged by psychiatrists, there is no evidence of the crime that psychiatry has proven to be, repeatedly.
Quite a trick really, Psychiatrists pump innocent patients with drugs they know will destroy their organs and then convince them it’s ok to kill themselves. The many hundreds of thousands who see psychiatric treatment for feelings of suicide, end up being suicided anyway, but only after the medical/pharma cartel has made maximum profit treating suicidal ideation and attempts.