Among one of the great evils in our modern world is a Canadian invention called “MAID.” No, this isn’t a house-cleaning service. Disguised as a “charitable” way to help those who have permanent disabilities and illness, it is a method to murder yourself.
MAID is a physician-assisted suicide. Canadians have their choice. Doctors in Canada can either inject a patient with an overdose or they can give their patient a box of deadly pills the patient can take themselves.
Officially, the physicians are “encouraged” to offer patients this option (suicide) to deal with what life is throwing at them. This sets up Christian physicians for lawsuits for not offering MAID as a “treatment option” or for not referring patients to suicide-friendly doctors. In the USA, many Christian professionals are being sued by people because they do not participate in ungodly practices such as homosexual marriage. Canadian physicians will probably face losing their credentials (and worse) for not participating in MAID.
God grants us the great gift of life (Job 1:21). To take your own life is to reject that gift and it is the same as murder. This is different from willingly sacrificing your life to save another (Romans 5:7-9).
Our God is the only one who has the right to decide when and how a person should die. Our attitude should be: “My times are in your hand; rescue me from the hand of my enemies and from my persecutors” (Psalms 31:15).
There are many people who were on the verge of suicide at one point in their lives. For one reason or another they either did not succeed or something prevented them at the last moment. Later, they were grateful that they were prevented from murdering themselves. These people go on to live longer and deal with the issues that created their suicidal thoughts.
Instead of urging people to murder themselves, we should be encouraging people to find reasons to live. Depression and suicide are serious issues, and my heart hurts with those facing their problems. I always encourage someone struggling with suicide to talk with the good people at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
Other countries, such as the Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Switzerland, have legalized assisted suicide. So be aware that it is coming soon to the U.S. Now, countries are debating whether or not to allow parents to kill their own children in the name of “death with dignity.” This began with legalized abortion and the same reasons will soon be given for murdering children (serious illness, economic hardship, etc.). See the last source listed in this article about child “euthanasia.”
© 2022 Larry Fitzgerald
MAID in Canada – https://www.dyingwithdignity.ca/end-of-life-support/get-the-facts-on-maid/#:~:text=Learn%20more%20about%20Canada’s%20assisted,right%20to%20a%20peaceful%20death.&text=As%20of%20March%2017%2C%202021,assistance%20in%20dying%20(MAID).
MAID and Canadian Physicians – https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/canada-maid-medical-aid-in-dying-consent-doctors#:~:text=But%20a%20guidance%20document%20produced,of%20the%20informed%20consent%20process
Canadian Physicians and possible punishment for not participating in MAID – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7271423/
Legalized murder (euthanasia) of children discussion – https://publications.aap.org/pediatrics/article/141/2/e20171343/38009/Should-Pediatric-Euthanasia-be-Legalized?autologincheck=redirected
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