In a New York Times piece that wouldn’t surprise anyone who’s been keeping up with the paper’s horrid writing, essayist Clancy Martin proposed assisted suicide as a solution for those dealing with mental illnesses.
In fact, he’s touted it as being moral progress, even though there are few things to be called progressive about being euthanized like an animal, even if it’s of one’s own accord.
Yet another horrible liberal take
What’s more, Martin even admits most suicide survivors actually look back on their near-death experience from time to time, thankful they’ve survived the attempt and moved past that point in their lives.
The New York Times is publishing articles which makes an argument for euthanasia under the pretense of science and surveys. #NewYorkTimes #nyt #euthanasia pic.twitter.com/g0CTEhXF3T
— Tomas Ericsson (@Hansen73337824) February 13, 2023
Unfortunately, what Martin failed to account for was the fact that his proposal would essentially be targeting the homeless and drug-addicted members of society. Euthanasia isn’t exactly the most humane way of dealing with these individuals.
One would assume that a father of five with a number of failed suicide attempts under his belt would know better than to promote assisted suicide. On top of that, it only leads to more pain in the world, regardless of whether it was assisted or not.
He did, however, assure he’s spent countless hours talking some of the people he’s known out of suicide, which didn’t stop him from making this horrendous take.
I support euthanasia in principle, where appropriate controls are in place.
But the stats in this article are very concerning, especially in light of anecdotal reports of vulnerable individuals dealing with poverty, mental health issues, etc. being encouraged to consider MAiD. https://t.co/GO4SLGktA9
— Mark O’Henly (@SeeClickFlash) May 2, 2023
Keep your Canadian policies to yourself
The real issue lies in the fact he’s attempting to normalize something that’s already present in Canada, his home country, and here in the US, even though assisted suicide is highly frowned upon.
Even Canadian officials faced immense amounts of backlash when the program was first introduced. The manner in which some patients were approved for assisted suicide was incredibly lax, meaning the doctors were practically handing out suicide tickets to anyone who was on board with it.
This made Canada one of only seven nations in the world to allow its medical workers to administer lethal doses of drugs to their willing patients. They’re the only one on that list to allow nurses to carry out the same deed.
In Quebec, medically assisted suicide made up more than 5% of all deaths in 2021. A total of 31,000 people have been euthanized in Canada between 2016 and 2021. In 2024, the euthanasia program will also accept people who's concern is an "underlying mental condition" #waronlife https://t.co/xwbpoplCZz
— Dasha Tyshlek (@DashaTyshlek) April 27, 2023
Martin’s essay wasn’t met with praise.
A number of critics deconstructed it for its far too relaxed approach to such a serious topic, with editor Bria Sandford claiming assisting someone in suicide is always an evil act, even if done out of kindness.
It’s essentially allowing a human being to take another one’s life away. Even though both parties are willing and consenting, it shouldn’t be something that becomes normal in our society.
Assisted suicide goes against almost everything our American core values stand for; it becoming a thing in our hospitals could become devastating for the mentally ill population.This article appeared in Our Patriot and has been published here with permission.