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Cowardly Canadian Docs Cooperate with Culture of Death

by | Jul 1, 2015

By Wesley J. Smith

Dr. Jeff Blackmer

Dr. Jeff Blackmer

In the face of the Canadian Supreme Court imposing a radical nation-wide euthanasia regime on the entire country, the Canadian Medical Association is cooperating with the culture of death. From the National Post story:

The nation’s most powerful doctors’ lobby — once long opposed to euthanasia in any form — is proposing its own aid-in-dying protocols that include death by lethal injection.

The details aren’t important, as the guidelines are meaningless anyway, and aren’t enforced even if violated. And get this mealy mouthed acquiescence to the outlawing of the Hippocratic Oath [“Blackmer” is Dr. Jeff Blackmer, CMA’s director of ethics and professionalism]:

But, the recommendations, Blackmer said, help fill a void left by a government that “hasn’t put anything out there for consultation” in the nearly five months since the Supreme Court of Canada unanimously struck down the Criminal Code’s absolute prohibition on assisted dying.

“So here’s a straw dog,” he said. “Fire away. Tell us, does it make sense? Does it not make sense? Are we missing something? We’re ready to lead that conversation.”

“When you’re operating in a bit of a vacuum like this,” Blackmer said, “someone has to step forward and fill it, and so that’s really our intent.

Good grief, man, lead protests in the streets! Help the Canadian people understand why this is a corruption of medicine.

Tell the Supreme Court and everyone else who can hear that your “intent” is that doctors not kill!

When Netherlander doctors were faced with Nazi pressure to engage in culture of death medicine during World War II, they took down their shingles. Compared to that, what do Canadian docs have to fear?

What a mealy-mouthed abdication of ethics, morality, and professional responsibility. #cowardlycanadianMDs

Editor’s note. This appeared on Wesley’s great blog.