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Best of The Point: Canada’s Death Ed for Children

Canada’s campaign to normalize suicide as a viable and even preferred medical treatment continues to escalate.

12/27/23

John Stonestreet

Shane Morris

Canada’s campaign to normalize suicide as a viable and even preferred medical treatment continues to escalate. Already, patients have been pressured into physician-assisted suicide because of psychological pain, and even because they were too poor to pay for medical care. Last summer, Canadian Virtual Hospice released what can only be called “death ed” for kids 6-10. The Medical Aid in Dying Activity Book for kids explains why a loved one might want to die and how the process works. It’s thick with euphemisms, referring to lethal injections as “medicines,” to “bodies” dying instead of people, and assuring children their loved one is not really choosing to die but is in too much pain to live.   

As Wesley Smith wrote at National Review, children have to be convinced killing is okay: “They are not stupid and will know that their loved one is being terminated.” They know what doctors are for, to help and not to harm.  

The adults behind this ghoulish coloring book have forgotten that.  

This Point was originally published on January 4, 2023. 

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