May 14, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Francine Lalonde, the Bloc Québécois Member of Parliament from La Pointe-de-l'Île, on Tuesday introduced a private members bill to legalize euthanasia in Canada.
Bill C-484 would add an exception to the criminal code, ensuring that doctors will not face criminal prosecution if they help a person die who is at least 18 years old and who, after being given or refusing treatment, continues to "experience severe physical or mental pain without any prospect of relief," or suffers from terminal illness.
Her first two attempts that were introduced in June 2005 (Bill C-407) and June 2008 (Bill C-562), would have legalized euthanasia and assisted suicide in Canada. Both bills were not limited to the direct and intentional killing of terminally ill persons, but also people experiencing chronic physical and mental pain. The current bill also makes allowances for euthanasia for physical and mental pain.
Lalonde stated in the House of Commons in February that she intended to introduce a bill to legalize euthanasia in Canada. Lalonde is number 42 in the private members bill order of precedence, meaning that unless an election is called, it is likely that her bill will receive a vote at second reading.
Friday, May 15, 2009
As if 40 years of legalized wholesale slaughter on demand of innocent unborn babies wasn't enough, some activists want to extend the deadly "choice" on to the elderly and the handicapped.
Ironically, the euthanasia bill is numbered C-484 - which used to be the item number of the Unborn Victims of Crime Act during the previous Parliament. It appears that Life Site News has made a mistake; the bill is actually numbered C-384, not C-484. Well, if we work hard enough, we can make sure the pro-death crowd gets their last year's dream to come true. Let them see their bill C-484 C-384 defeated.