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Disabled Canadian Euthanized Because of Poor Care/Bed Sore

by | Jun 26, 2024

By Wesley J. Smith

A man with quadriplegia in Canada received such poor care that he developed a huge and painful bed sore. The answer: Lethal injection. From the Global News story:

The 66-year-old man was admitted to a hospital in Saint-Jérôme, just north of Montreal, last January. He was being treated for a respiratory illness.

 

During his hospital stay, Meunier developed a major pressure sore on his buttocks. Moelle épinière et motricité Québec, a group that advocates for people with spinal cord injuries and improved mobility, said the sore exposed muscle around Meunier’s tailbone.

 

In late March, he received medical assistance in dying to put an end to his suffering.

Compassion.

But Wesley, the man wanted to die!

“It was not his choice. He asked for medical assisted to death as a result of no choice and lack of care,” said Ariane Gauthier-Tremblay, a social worker with the advocacy group.

“We want to make it very clear.”

Quebec’s chief coroner promises an investigation. Don’t expect much to come of it.

Legalized euthanasia is a horror that victimizes the most vulnerable among us. But don’t tell Delaware Democrats, who just pushed through legalized assisted suicide (if the governor signs the bill).

We are becoming Canada in slow motion. But we will get there unless people start to see what is right in front of their eyes.

 Editor’s note. Wesley’s great columns appear at National Review Online and are reposted with his permission.

Categories: Canada