The Quebec College of Physicians feels Quebec has “evolved” to the point where society would tolerate euthanasia in certain circumstances. Canadians have already “evolved” to no protection for the unborn; the next step in this evolutionary process should come as no surprise.
It’s become unfashionable to bring God into discussions about humankind’s obsession with their “right to choose” but maybe we should heed some of Pope Benedict’s words: “A pro-euthanasia mindset is making inroads as [a] … damaging assertion of control over life that under certain circumstances is deemed no longer worth living. Underlying these scenarios are cultural viewpoints that deny human dignity … what is astonishing is the arbitrary and selective determination of what to put forward today as worthy of respect. Insignificant matters are considered shocking, yet unprecedented injustices seem to be widely tolerated.”
- Patricia Maloney, Letter to Editor, Globe & Mail, Jul. 17, 2009