What is Bill 52 Quebec – Dr. Paul Saba : Hot debate continues over Quebec “euthanasia” bill

From the Radio-Canada article: Hot debate continues over Quebec “euthanasia” bill. Dr. Saba explains in this interview  the implications of Bill 52 in Quebec.

RCI Radio Interview with Dr Paul Saba - What is bill 52 Quebec - Euthanasia


3 réflexions sur “What is Bill 52 Quebec – Dr. Paul Saba : Hot debate continues over Quebec “euthanasia” bill

  1. 29 -09-2013 Bonjour , j’ai vécu une expérience traumatisante suite à la maladie et mort de mon conjoint qui a demandé à mourir. J’aimerais vous relater cette mauvaise expérience de vive voie car je peux témoigner que notre système de santé n’ai pas prêt à au Bill 52, Comment peux t’on prétendre aider à mourir dans la dignité quand les gens ne sont pas soignées dans la dignité, c ce qui s’est passé avec mon conjoint et je n’ai pas eu le soutien, j’en suis encore très marqué. Je suis tout à fait en accord avec vos inquiétudes et je soutiens cette cause. j’aimerais un contact, Merci Isabelle Levasseur

    • Notre système de santé est deficient partout: non-accès au médecin de famille pour un grand nombre de personnes, les soins à domicile inadéquates, des centaines de milliers de personnes victimes des erreurs médicaux au Quebec,la grand majorité de la population sans accès aux soins palliatifs ‎ s’ils veulent. Je suis d’accord. Cela un erreur monumentale pour ouvrir la porte à l’euthanasie.
      L’euthanasie serait un autre moyen d’abuser nos co-citoyens qui seront encourager de se suicider dans un système deficient et qui les ait abandonnés.

  2. NB : Link between the economy (finance) and euthanasia

    Robert Evans, a professor of economics at the University of British Columbia, recognizes that non-voluntary euthanasia would be a way to improve the country’s finances, but believe that it would NOT BE THE BEST WAY:

    « I would not suggest that the best way to improve the fiscal situation of Canada is to introduce a non-voluntary program of euthanasia for people over the age of 70 ».

    Source: Senate of Canada, Special Senate Committee on Aging , IMPLICATIONS OF AN AGING SOCIETY IN CANADA, Testimony of Mr. Robert Evans, December 10 2007, p.2: 34 , online: http://www.parl.gc.ca/Content/SEN/Committee/392/agei/02eva-e.htm?Language=E&Parl=39&Ses=2&comm_id=600

    In its predictions and foreseeable scenarios for the years 2007 to 2036, the  » Development, Concepts and Doctrine Center  » ( DCDC ) of the Ministry of Defence of the United Kingdom stresses that euthanasia of the elderly could become the political instrument to serve the young to reduce the economic burden of care for the elderly. I quote:

    « Declining youth populations in Western societies could become increasingly dissatisfied with their economically burdensome ‘baby-boomer’ elders, among whom much of societies’ wealth would be concentrated. Resentful at a generation whose values appear to be out of step with tightening resource constraints, the young might seek a return to an order provided by more conservative values and structures. This could lead to a civic renaissance, with strict penalties for those failing to fulfil their social obligations. IT MIGHT ALSO OPEN THE WAY TO POLICIES WHICH PERMIT EUTHANASIA AS A MEANS TO REDUCE THE BURDEN OF CARE FOR THE ELDERLY ».

    Source : United Kingdom, Ministry of Defence, Development, Concepts and Doctrine Center, The DCDC Global Strategic Trends Programme : 2007-2036, 3d ed., 2007 à la p.79, en ligne : http://www.cuttingthroughthematrix.com/articles/strat_trends_23jan07.pdf

    See also:

    Japan is considering euthanasia as a solution to the economic burden posed by population aging on society.

    See the following article : Annabel Claix , « A Japanese minister asks its citizens to die , and quickly » (January 22 2013) , online: http://www.ibtimes.com/japans-finance-minister-suggests-elderly-should-die-quickly-ease-health-care-burdens-1031418

    Already in 1958, Glanville Williams , who was vice-president of the « Voluntary Euthanasia Society » and regarded as « Britain’s foremost scholar of criminal law », stated :

    « Kamisar expresses distress at a concluding remark in my book in which I advert to the possibility of old people becoming an overwhelming burden on mankind. I share his feeling that there are profoundly disturbing possibilities here ; and if I had been merely a propagandist, intent upon securing agreement for a specific measure of law reform, I should have done wisely to have omitted all reference to this subject. Since, however, I am merely an academic writer, trying to bring such intelligence as I have to bear on moral and social issues, I deemed the topic too important and threatening to leave without a word ».

    Source: Glanville Williams, « « Mercy- Killing » Legislation – A Rejoinder » (1958) 43 (1) Minn . L. Rev . 1 p.11 .

    Eric Folot
    Lawyer and bioethicist

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