Once you open the floodgate of morally acceptable euthanasia, there’s no telling what kind of rapid moral decay will flow out.
In a world that increasingly views the lives of the unborn, terminally ill, and disabled as less valuable and worth living, it’s impossible to adequately distinguish between when it is and is not appropriate to end a human life.
So don’t be surprised when you hear that a Canadian children’s hospital is taking steps to begin euthanizing terminally-ill children.
Potentially without parental consent.
Do you think Cubans are fighting for healthcare or freedom from Communism?
The Christian Post reports:
Doctors from a Toronto children’s hospital recently published policies on physician-assisted suicide for children, revealing that in some cases, parents won’t be notified until after the child has died.
“Usually, the family is intimately involved in this (end-of-life) decision-making process. If, however, a capable patient explicitly indicates that they do not want their family members involved in their decision-making, although health care providers may encourage the patient to reconsider and involve their family, ultimately the wishes of capable patients with respect to confidentiality must be respected,” said pediatric doctors at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children, administrators and ethicists in a Sept. 21 paper published in the British Medical Journal’s J Medical Ethics.
“The article appears just three months before the Canadian Council of Academies is due to report to Parliament on the medical consensus about extending voluntary euthanasia in circumstances currently forbidden by law,” Crux reported. “The Canadian Council of Academies is specifically looking at extending so-called assisted dying to patients under 18 …”
As The Catholic Register explains, the proposed policies “argue that there is no meaningful ethical distinction between a patient choosing to refuse burdensome treatment and accepting an inevitable death versus patients who choose to die by chemical injection before the disease brings on death.”
The province of Ontario Ontario does not require parents participate in a “capable” minor’s decision to refuse further treatment, and therefore, “there is no legal reason to require parent involvement in an assisted death,” the Register explained.
This is, of course, not only complete and total moral insanity, it’s loaded with highly troubling implications. How do you qualify what a “capable” minor is? How young of a minor can make this decision without parental involvement? If parents are not required to be involved, what’s to stop a doctor from encouraging a child from doing so? From the larger interests of hospital bureaucracy to take at least a small part in which children may be encouraged to end their own lives?
The biggest question, of course, is the most painful: when did we get to the point in Western society where we are allowing children to choose to end their own lives?
Pray for Toronto, and pray for our nation. Human life seems to have so little value these days.
American Music Icon Dead at 72; Was Set to Tour This Summer
Rest in peace, amigo.
When it comes to gritty guitars and even grittier songs, there is no act quite like that little ol’ band from Texas. ZZ Top mainlined American blues standards directly into the electric era of 1970’s rock, and then reinvented the genre once again with the synthesizers of the 1980’s. From there, the band toured the world incessantly, bringing their grimy grooves and unforgettable stage presence to audiences from Dusseldorf to Delaware. Now, just weeks before the band was set to take to the road once again, one member of the holy triumvirate of honky-tonk has passed away. Dusty Hill, the bassist for ZZ Top, has died. He was 72. Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard of the Texas-based trio issued a statement to Variety on Tuesday, writing: “We are saddened by the news today that our Compadre, Dusty Hill, has passed away in his sleep at home in Houston, TX. We, along with legions of ZZ Top fans around the world, will miss your steadfast presence, your good nature and enduring commitment to providing that monumental bottom to the ‘Top’. We will forever be connected to that ‘Blues Shuffle in C.’” And then, echoing the sentiments of music fans the nation over: “You will be missed greatly, amigo,” the statement added. We couldn’t have said it better ourselves, so we’ll just leave you all with a classic. Make sure to turns those speakers up, y’all. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5WB5ouP-8c
Mask Mandates Coming Back to Capitol Hill After CDC Switcheroo
This isn’t likely to go over well with some lawmakers.
With the “delta” variant now raging in some parts of the country, and breakthrough infections of vaccinated individuals continuing to be reported, the CDC has made a stark decision, stating that even vaccinated folks should be wearing a mask when they are indoors or in parts of the country with high COVID transmission rates. This has now prompted the House of Representatives to bring back a previously criticized policy themselves. Capitol Attending Physician Brian Monahan said late Tuesday that the House of Representatives is reinstating its mask mandate – and therefore the threat of fines to members who don’t comply – following updated guidance from the Centers from Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the delta variant of the coronavirus. The White House also appears to be going back to mandated masks. A White House press representative was seen Tuesday swapping a sign saying people are required to wear masks if unvaccinated with another saying masks are required regardless of vaccination status. Monahan didn’t leave much room for interpretation. “For the Congress, representing a collection of individuals traveling weekly from various risk areas (both high and low rates of disease transmission), all individuals should wear a well-fitted, medical-grade filtration mask (for example an ear loop surgical mask or a KN95 mask) when they are in an interior space,” Monahan said in a letter sent to congressional staffers. The move will almost certainly see pushback from the far right side of the aisle, where the mandating of masks has been a very unpopular policy, and a point of contention in almost every arena in which it has been implemented.
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