Cathay Wagantall speech in parliament opposing euthanasia Bill C-7

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The following is the Hansard of the speech by Cathay Wagantall (Yorkton – Melville) on October 19, 2020
Cathay Wagantall

Madam Speaker, I am pleased to rise today, but I find it difficult to be speaking to another attempt by the Liberal government to endanger the most vulnerable in our society.

After just four years, when the original euthanasia and assisted suicide legislation came in through Bill C-14, we find ourselves considering legislation that would further loosen restrictions, eliminate safeguards and confuse our country’s understanding of the sanctity of life and the government’s role in end-of-life decisions. Once again, we have been told that in order to uphold the charter rights of some we must endanger the rights and freedoms of others.
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Report: Concerns about euthanasia in Belgium.

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Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

A broadcast from September 30 examines concerns about euthanasia in Belgium. The broadcast in Dutch (Link to the broadcast) examines several euthanasia stories while interviewing a member of the Belgium euthanasia Commission and a well-known researcher concerning the Belgium euthanasia law.

The European Institute of Bioethics reports:

(Concerns about euthanasia) is indicative of the growing unease that reigns in Belgium with regard to euthanasia. Misunderstandings on the part of patients, discomfort of doctors faced with the demands of their patients, disobedience of the law, suffering of families, … This podcast of about thirty minutes plunges the viewer into the heart of the world of euthanasia, world at the same time bureaucracy of the Commission responsible for controlling euthanasia, and a world full of emotion in the face of the suffering of patients who testify.

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Child euthanasia comes to the Netherlands

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This article was published by First Things on October 21, 2020
Wesley Smith

By Wesley J Smith

Once a society accepts the noxious notion that killing is an acceptable answer to human suffering, the definition of “suffering” never stops expanding.

The history of euthanasia in the Netherlands proves that maxim. The Dutch have allowed doctors to kill sick patients since the ’70s, taking an approach of quasi-decriminalization. Euthanasia was formally legalized in 2002. Over the decades, Dutch doctors “progressed” from euthanizing the terminally ill who ask for it, to the chronically ill who ask for it, to people with disabilities who ask for it, to the mentally ill who ask for it, and even to people with dementia who are unable to ask for it (as long as they left written instructions requesting it).

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Canada’s health care savings is attributed to euthanasia.

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Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

Soon after Canada legalized euthanasia, the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) published a study by Aaron J. Trachtenberg MD DPhil, and Braden Manns MD MSc titled: Cost analysis of medical assistance in dying,

The researchers suggested that the Canadian healthcare system will save between 34.7 and 138.8 million dollars per year, depending on the number of euthanasia deaths. Canada has a universal healthcare system, whereby the financial cost of healthcare is primarily covered by the government.

At the time I stated that the social pressure to save money will become the ultimate form of social responsibility.

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There have been approximately 19,000 euthanasia deaths in Canada.

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Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

I estimate that there have been approximately 19,000 deaths by euthanasia and assisted suicide in Canada since legalization. Here is how I come to that number.

The Ontario Office of the Chief Coroner recently released new MAID data (euthanasia and assisted suicide deaths). The number of assisted deaths, in Ontario, continues to increase. From June 17, 2016 to September 30, 2020, there were 6059 reported assisted deaths with 1741 reported assisted deaths in 2020 already representing 1127 in the first six months and 614 in the last three months of 2020, now averaging more than 200 assisted deaths per month in Ontario.
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Barbara pleaded for her baby’s life, but her husband and doctors forced abortion on her

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In the book, “Giving Sorrow Words: Women’s Stories of Grief after Abortion,” a woman named Barbara shared her story of being pressured into an abortion by her husband and several doctors. The forced abortion was committed against her will and the experience makes a mockery of the phrase “pro-choice.”

Barbara became pregnant at age 39 while using an IUD — a long-term birth control device. From the moment she found out she was pregnant, she wanted to keep the baby. But her doctor had other ideas. She explained:

[The doctor] said that I was a very ‘unusual’ woman wanting a baby at 39 – it was unfair to my husband, the doctor would expect his wife to have an abortion under the same circumstances, it would ruin our social life and be detrimental to our other four children.

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Euthanasia by dehydration and expanded Assisted Suicide promoted in New England Journal of Medicine

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This article was published by The National Review online on October 21, 2020

Wesley Smith

By Wesley J Smith

The New England Journal of Medicine is a progressive menace when it comes to policy and cultural issues.

In our latest example, the Journal published a doctor who helped his non-terminally ill grandfather starve himself to death–and it is presented as a reason to expand assisted suicide eligibility.

The 103 year-old had the usual and difficult afflictions of very old age and had been widowed. But the prime reason for wanting to hasten his death was the isolation caused by COVID in his assisted-living facility.

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10/12/2020 RFL Meeting Minutes

10/12/2020 RFL Meeting Minutes

by Karl Pieleck

RESPECT LIFE MINUTES
10/12/2020

OLD BUSINESS:
• Live & Large Rosary Tim continues to make progress making the LARGE Rosary. Drilling holes in 2-3 inch beads a challenge and looking for a 12” metal partand beginning work on cross. Tim would welcomeanyone with carpenter skills to help in construction of this large Rosary.
• Karl has made a ton of progress in developing process for “harvesting” articles for frequent distribution every few days as appropriate which enables timely communication while news is fresh. May eventually drop monthly newspaper although there is concern that we need a vehicle for “local news” communication.… Read More “10/12/2020 RFL Meeting Minutes”

DAY 32: Praying in a hailstorm

DAY 32: Praying in a hailstorm

Liverpool is home to one of England’s busiest abortion facilities…

…but even as the local abortion center ends about 5,000 lives annually, the city hasn’t had a strong pro-life presence in years. Liverpool’s 40 Days for Life team is changing that.

“This is a crucial, critical time to get this right,” said 40 Days for Life Director of International Campaigns Robert Colquhoun.

So far, so good! Praying through a hailstorm, Margaret saved a life through her faithful witness.

“Thank you! Thank you Thank you!” shouted an expectant mother at vigil participants. “I’ve been asking for a sign and I saw you.Thank… Read More “DAY 32: Praying in a hailstorm”

DAY 31: Hope after abortion

DAY 31: Hope after abortion

Vigil participants in Lawndale, California observed a man repeatedly drive by their vigil site.

Eventually, the motorist stopped to thank the peaceful prayer warriors for being out there. In his 20s, he accompanied a friend to abort her baby. Though the child was not his, the experience haunts him to this day.

Unfortunately, it wasn’t the man’s last brush with abortion. When his son got a girlfriend pregnant, the man didn’t object to the abortion of his own grandchild.

“Since that time, he was saved and knows God has forgiven him,” reported Laura, the local vigil leader. “However, he is still grieving the loss of his grandchild.… Read More “DAY 31: Hope after abortion”

DAY 29: The feel-good story of the fall

DAY 29: The feel-good story of the fall

For years, Ron and Howard prayed for Ava as she went to work at Planned Parenthood in Napa, California.

Now, Ron and Howard pray with Ava, one of 206 abortion workers to leave her job through a 40 Days for Life campaign.

Those prayers were answered in a powerful way this fall as the Napa campaign team acquired the property next door to Planned Parenthood and turned it into the Napa Women’s Center!

In today’s video blog, I share how Napa’s 40 Days for Life campaign launched a new pregnancy help center, converted a former abortion worker, and continues to change hearts and save lives in one of the most abortion-friendly parts of the country:

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Ron, Howard, and Ava had no idea how God would answer their prayers when they stepped out in faith to pray for an end to abortion.

She Had an Abortion But Learned She’s Still Pregnant. Now She’s Choosing Life for Her Baby

Rosa* had a dream. In her dream she saw Jesus and He told her, “You have two months.”

The 35-year-old Bogotá, Colombia, resident was shocked by her dream. Rosa pondered it over and over, wondering what it could mean.

What was as strange to her as the dream was that Rosa noticed she had continued pregnancy symptoms – strange, because she had gone to one of the abortion facilities in her neighborhood and had an abortion.

The week after Rosa’s abortion, the local 40 Days for Life group had begun its vigils in her neighborhood of Teusaquillo, which has more than 30 abortion centers.

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After abortion, Danielle attempted suicide: ‘I felt I should suffer’

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In a collection of stories by women who have undergone abortions, a woman named Danielle shared her story of being pressured into an abortion and how it led her to attempt suicide.

When Danielle became pregnant, she was dating a man 17 years her senior. Her boyfriend had three children from a previous relationship who lived with their mother. When she told her boyfriend about the pregnancy, he told her to abort. He said he wouldn’t give her any support if she had the baby. Danielle explained:

He was the first person I told, and his exact words were, ‘So? Just abort it.’

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Feminists Scream at Pregnant Woman Playing Audio of Her Baby’s Heartbeat

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A new video shows feminists at the Women’s March screaming at a pregnant woman as she advocated for her and her unborn daughter’s rights Saturday in Washington, D.C.

Matthew Miller, a reporter with The Daily Caller, caught the incident on camera as he covered the protest against the confirmation of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. Pro-life and conservative groups held counter-protests at the same time in the capital.

Miller’s video shows a young pregnant mother with Students for Life of America playing her unborn daughter’s heartbeat over a sonogram outside the Supreme Court building. Both pro-life and pro-abortion protesters were gathered there in a large crowd.

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Whistleblower: Planned Parenthood abortionist left baby’s head inside woman and did not report complication

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Live Action News has covered the story of Mayra Rodriguez, who was fired from Planned Parenthood after reporting an abortionist who injured multiple women. Rodriguez later won a lawsuit against Planned Parenthood for wrongful termination. Pro-life group And Then There Were None has now released more of Rodriguez’s story.

Rodriguez was the director of three different Planned Parenthood facilities when she noticed something disturbing about one of the abortionists. She said:

[I] began to notice a strange pattern occurring in our abortion recovery room: complications, such as perforations, or girls experiencing all manner of mistakes that resulted in blood, pain and crying, seemed to happen on the days when one particular abortionist worked out of our office—the Medical Director of Planned Parenthood Arizona.

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New euthanasia laws show there will never be an end to the killing.

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This article was published by Mercatornet on October 19, 2020

Legislation in the Netherlands and Canada continues the relentless expansion of legal killing
Alex Schadenberg

Alex Schadenberg

Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

On Monday, October, 13, Dutch Health Minister Hugo de Jonge announced that the Dutch government will amend its euthanasia law to permit child euthanasia — an announcement that came only three days after the news that the issue of child euthanasia had divided the Netherlands coalition government.

Article: The Netherlands to extend euthanasia to children (Link).

The NL Times reported that de Jonge said the new law was planned to be legislated after the next election, on March 17 next year.

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Alabama teen with Down syndrome is CEO of ice cream truck business

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Hunter Norwood, a 19-year-old boy with Down syndrome, was the guest of honor at the 50th convention for the International Association of Ice Cream Distributors and Vendors last November. Hunter is the CEO of A Little Something Extra, an ice cream truck business based in Dawson, Alabama. The idea for the company was developed by Hunter’s mother, Michelle, who teaches special education. Michelle was worried that living in a rural community meant Hunter “would never experience things that bring gratification, such as a paycheck and a job title.” 

It was while she and her students were running a snack bar at their school that Michelle thought to herself, “I need something like this for my son.” 

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USA | Lisa Montgomery to be first female federal inmate executed in 67 years

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The US is set to execute a female federal inmate for the 1st time in 67 years, Donald Trump’s justice department has said.Lisa Montgomery, who strangled a Missouri woman in 2004 and stole her unborn baby, is scheduled to die by lethal injection at the US penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana, on 8 December.RELATED | U.S. plans to carry out eighth federal execution this year in NovemberMontgomery,

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Fwd: DAY 26: Eradicating Down syndrome

Fwd: DAY 26: Eradicating Down syndrome

As the doctor pressured her to get an abortion, Robin could feel her 23-week-old unborn son kicking within her womb.

The little boy, named Bryan, had Down syndrome, and the doctor offered the Greenville, South Carolina 40 Days for Life co-leader Robin a litany of reasons why giving Bryan life would destroy her own life:

“This will ruin your marriage.”

“Your other two sons will resent you, your husband, and their brother.”

“You will be stuck under a burden that cannot be taken away.”
Doctors even attempted to send her to an infamous third-trimester abortionist halfway across the country…but still she refused.… Read More “Fwd: DAY 26: Eradicating Down syndrome”

Online Catholic Moms Summit Will Offer Encouragement on Motherhood Matters, Feminine Gifts

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Danielle Bean will join 80 other speakers, some shown here, to talk all things Catholic motherhood Nov. 13-15.

Free event featuring 80 notable speakers aims to inspire, offer practical support and community.

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Rape is a horrific trauma that abortion cannot heal

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During the second day of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings for the possible confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) questioned Barrett about rape and abortion.

Blumenthal shared the story of a woman named Samantha, whom he said was out with friends and coworkers one evening and woke up the next morning in a coworker’s home. “She had been raped,” he explained. “After she was raped, Samantha was, in her words, ‘a zombie.’ She couldn’t change clothes, couldn’t shower, couldn’t drink or think. She wanted this event to be erased from her memory. Samantha’s attacker also began stalking her, and she was struggling with depression and PTSD.”

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Stevie Nicks says ‘there would have been no Fleetwood Mac’ without her abortion

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Stevie Nicks, the legendary vocalist and member of Fleetwood Mac, has opened up about her history with abortion, claiming that without it, she would not have enjoyed the success she has now. Nicks joined Fleetwood Mac in 1975, and instantly found fame; her first album with them reached #1, and her second, Rumours, is widely considered to be one of the best rock albums of all time.

In an interview with The Guardian, Nicks said the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg led her to reflect on her own abortion experiences. She acknowledged that she got pregnant in 1979, when she was dating Don Henley, one of the founding members of The Eagles.

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DAY 18: Abortion doctor shortage

DAY 18: Abortion doctor shortage

No medical student is right now striving to be (unlike other fields of medicine) the best abortion doctor in America.

Abortionists are the disgrace of the medical community and they often know it. That’s why few of them admit to doing abortions, and they often hide in their cars as they’re driven into the facility.

The abortion industry is experiencing a staffing crisis as doctors are increasingly unwilling to do abortions. And help is not on the way as the median age of abortion providers continues to rise.

After holding 40 Days for Life vigils in front of the local hospital since 2015, pro-lifers in Gherla, Romania achieved a breakthrough as numerous doctors and medical staff from the hospital joined the vigil!… Read More “DAY 18: Abortion doctor shortage”