Letter: Assisted death is first degree murder

Deanna Cazes is left with some questions regarded physician-assisted death.

Dear Editor,

The Supreme Court’s demand that forces Canadian Parliament to endorse a law around assisted death is wrong at the core.

Premeditated first-degree murder is illegal in Canada and that is in fact what we are dealing with in assisted suicide/euthanasia.

It is premeditated, first degree murder, no matter how you work on the wording.

And Canada already has a law about that.

Assisting in any way to end the life  of another person is to be culpable as an accessory. It is clear and basic. Assisted suicide will, in my opinion, create a legal chaos.

Kudos to MP Mark Warawa for the recently held meeting to update the public on Bill C-14.

I am still left with some questions:-

• why are physicians of all people assigned the task of ‘assisted death?’

• why would a law ask that sector of professionals (dedicated to curing our illnesses and to saving our lives) wilfully cause our death? How insidious!

• Why call for a doctor? Let’s call a spade a spade – we’re asking for an executioner.

• Why bother to find a cure for cancer, Alzheimers, ALS, or any diseases for that matter if the law deems that the most “compassionate solution” is to simply end life?

• What happens to our premiums for life insurance?

• Why pass Bill C-14 at all?

• Whether MPs vote for or against, the courts are going to be busy on this one.

Deanna Cazes, Langley

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