PALMER RAPIDS, Ontario, June 14, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — A Canadian nurse no longer has her job helping the sick and the elderly after she was told that she must either assist patients who wanted to kill themselves using the country’s new euthanasia law, or resign.
Mary Jean Martin, a Registered Nurse who worked in middle-management as a Homecare Coordinator in Ontario, said she became a nurse in the late 1980s to help the “vulnerable and the struggling,” not to be a link in a chain that would ultimately lead to a patient’s death.
“Can you imagine being a nurse and being told that you have to help kill someone? That’s so against the philosophy of nursing and it’s so against the heart of the healthcare person,” she told LifeSiteNews in an exclusive interview.
“We’re not soldiers. We did not sign up to kill people. We are compassionate,” she said.
Martin said that as an employee of the Local Health Integrated Network (LHIN), a government-run entity, she was recently told that all healthcare workers would now be required to sign and take an oath of allegiance to observe and comply with the laws of Canada, including the new euthanasia and assisted suicide law.
Last year the country’s Liberal government led by Justin Trudeau passed a law (Bill C-14) governing assisted suicide and euthanasia. The program was euphemistically called Medical Aid in Dying, or MAiD. Two months ago Ontario’s Liberal government led by Kathleen Wynne voted that doctors and nurses must participate in euthanasia and assisted suicide if a patient requests it (Bill 84).
When Martin told her superior that she could not sign such an oath since she did not agree with the new law, she was told: “All employees, as public servants, are expected to take this oath of office and allegiance. If they do not sign this or take this it is taken as an automatic resignation from your position.”
“When I was told that I must either take the oath or it’s an automatic resignation, I said that I would rather resign than compromise on my beliefs,” she said.
Martin said that as a woman of faith she takes seriously God’s commandment against murder.
“God did not make rules to be hard on us. He made the Commandments for our good, that we would live as his family here on earth,” she said.
Martin said that “Thou shall not kill” meant to her that she could not even minimally provide “any information or direction” to any individual wanting her help to kill themselves “because it was against my belief.”
“In my job as middle-management, I was told that I had an obligation to have an ‘effective’ conversation with a patient requesting MAiD. If I didn’t want to do that, I was told I had to direct them to someone who would. But I told them I could not, in good conscience, even do that. I did not want to play any part in someone’s death,” she said.
Martin called being forced to choose between her conscience and her job a “violation of my human rights.”
“Why has my right to peacefully follow my own beliefs within a free and inclusive society been suddenly taken away from me?” she said.
“After 30 years as a nurse these laws make me feel no longer proud of being either a health care professional in this country or Canadian citizen,” she added.
Martin wrote a letter to her Member of Parliament as well as the Prime Minister, explaining how the new law has trampled on her rights.
“How is it possible in this supposedly free and inclusive country to have the rights of those who want MAiD to come before my right to practice my chosen profession within my own peaceful law abiding beliefs?” she wrote in the letter obtained by LifeSiteNews.
“I was good at my job due to my training, experience and my commitment to compassionate care for the elderly, ill, disabled and vulnerable,” she continued in the letter.
“I hope to work as a nurse again but this may be a tragic end to my career which is a big loss to me, my family and my community,” she wrote.
Martin told LifeSiteNews that in her commitment to helping her patients, she would often pray for their strength and well-being. She related how she once traveled to the Marian shrine in Lourdes, France, where she prayed for all the patients she had ever cared for, especially those “going through a troubled time in their health and potentially dying.”
Alex Schadenberg, executive director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, called it “absolutely insane” that the government along with the healthcare industry is “taking away the basic human rights of citizens who refuse to kill their patients.”
“Conscience rights are part of our Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Where are the rights of this nurse?” he told LifeSiteNews.
One leading Canadian bioethicist argued in a paper last year that physicians who refuse to participate in legal but morally contentious acts such as abortion and euthanasia should simply drop out of the profession.
“Doctors must put patients’ interests ahead of their own integrity,” Udo Schuklenk wrote, along with Julian Savulescu, in the journal Bioethics.
“If this leads to feelings of guilty remorse or them dropping out of the profession, so be it,” he added.
Schadenberg said that it concerns him when people who oppose killing people are filtered out of the medical profession.
“The reason is simple: If you’re a doctor or nurse and you say you disagree with euthanasia and will not practice it, then euthanasia advocates interpret this as you are ‘judging’ them, because you believe there’s something morally wrong with it,” he said.
“They want there to be no moral opposition or anyone personally opposed to the practice. They want euthanasia completely normalized,” he added.
Martin said that as a Christian, it was made “quite obvious” to her by some of her superiors that there was no longer a place for her in the healthcare industry.
“Christians are being filtered out,” she said.
Schadenberg said that once people of conviction are gone from the healthcare industry, patients will be left with doctors and nurses who see no problem with pushing patients towards death as the best way to solve healthcare problems.
And that future is “scary,” he said.
Since euthanasia became legal last June, there have been over 1,300 reported euthanasia deaths, according to a CBC news report in April.
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This is sadly real. You may have thought it was a joke. Because mocking the every growing “LGBTQAAPI silent F” is a punchline around these parts. Well, this morning a dedicated reader emailed me with the full bulletin below. Our punchline is now a reality. Life imitates comedic art.
What’s the status of the life ending meteor?
Yes, that’s the full bulletin. And if my non-STEM arithmetic is correct, that’s a fifteen letter acronym. Which rather defeats the purpose of an acronym, but these are the people who don’t understand sarcasm and think eliminating “Down syndrome” via killing everyone who has it is a great idea. Critical thinking and morality aren’t in their wheelhouse.
Now, the entire point of this LGGBDTTTIQQAAPP inclusivity training (that’s their new acronym) is to become “more familiar” with the current language of this new movement and to become more sensitive to the students in the movement. If they’re taking pointers, I’d suggest shrinking their acronym, but enough about that stupid thing.
Clearly, these figures are not measures of active bisexuality – overall, 89% of the population describes themselves as heterosexual – but putting yourself at level 1 allows for the possibility of homosexual feelings and experiences. More than anything, it indicates an increasingly open minded approach to sexuality. In a further set of questions asking if respondents could conceivably be attracted to, have sex with or have a relationship with someone of the same sex (if the right person came along at the right time), level 1s were at least 35% more likely to say they could than level 0s.
I apologize for the continuous usage of all caps. There might be some leftists reading this post, and all caps is their language. See, I can be inclusive too.
Anyway, back to the survey. It’s an interesting survey in that it essentially proves people identifying as whatever they identify with is CULTURAL. The younger the people, the more “fluid” they are. Because being “fluid” is a trend. There are now entire events (like this one) built around people who are NOT heterosexual (or so they claim). Such people are seen not as “others” but as “special.” Which reminds me to check my FedEx tracking. I’m waiting for a custom made tiara and scepter. For identifying as a goddess.
This bulletin, advertising the event for “inclusiveness training” is proof that being not-heterosexual grants special treatment. If you’re a young whipper snapper hoping to be accepted into the tribe, while also desiring to be special, why wouldn’t you identify as part of the expanding LGBTQAAIP (silent F) movement? The red carpet rolls right out for them. It’s lined with rainbow donuts offered without shame.
Again, elementary school children are being force-fed this drivel. No wonder they’re confused.
When are we going to have an “Inclusiveness Training” for “people who like the opposite sex”? Seems we’re the ones who need a little understanding thrown our way.
The CBS News headline makes it sound as though a medical miracle has been found: Inside the Country Where Down Syndrome is Disappearing. Imagine that! Imagine science finding a way to “disappear” Down syndrome. This is fantastic news coming out of Iceland.
How was this accomplished, you ask? Was it through the wonders of DNA research, the miracle of genetic science?
Iceland is “disappearing” Down syndrome the old-fashioned way. Murder.
With the rise of prenatal screening tests across Europe and the United States, the number of babies born with Down syndrome has significantly decreased, but few countries have come as close to eradicating Down syndrome births as Iceland.
Since prenatal screening tests were introduced in Iceland in the early 2000s, the vast majority of women — close to 100 percent — who received a positive test for Down syndrome terminated their pregnancy.
Now, before we get to it, and believe me we are going to get to it, I want to be clear on something. Out of some misguided notion that the handicapped should not be seen as different, I am not one of those who believes we should not do everything science offers to improve the human species. If we are able to use science as a means to cure Down syndrome, deafness, blindness, depression, addiction and a host of other maladies, by all means, go for it.
For instance, those in the deaf community who rage against cochlear implants… Sorry, that is sheer madness.
But that is not what is happening in Iceland. To properly compare the two, you have to imagine a world in which we are celebrating the “disappearance” of the deaf because we are murdering the deaf, because we are — as CBS News so helpfully puts it — “eradicating” them from the womb.
Imagine if someday we are able to “disappear” from our Perfect Society the unsightly scourge of baldness, the inconvenience of the overweight, the homely, the nervous, the politically incorrect, the homosexual, the low talker, the close talker, anyone who doesn’t look like Florence Henderson.
Let’s be very clear about what this is — literal eugenics, not on paper, not in theory, but eugenics in practice. To “eradicate” the undesirable and inconvenient, Iceland is using science as a weapon of genocide against a specific group of human beings.
Believe it or not, the news gets impossibly worse, because this is happening right here in America:
Other countries aren’t lagging too far behind in Down syndrome termination rates. According to the most recent data available, the United States has an estimated termination rate for Down syndrome of 67 percent (1995-2011); in France it’s 77 percent (2015); and Denmark, 98 percent (2015). The law in Iceland permits abortion after 16 weeks if the fetus has a deformity — and Down syndrome is included in this category.
Now read this paragraph closely, embrace the monstrous subtext:
When Thordis Ingadottir was pregnant with her third child at the age of 40, she took the screening test. The results showed her chances of having a child with Down syndrome were very slim, odds of 1 in 1,600. However, the screening test is only 85 percent accurate. That year, 2009, three babies were born with Down syndrome in Iceland, including Ingadottir’s daughter Agusta, who is now 7.
Oops. Sometimes one gets through!
Moreover, based on odds — ODDS! — babies are being exterminated, and how many of those “terminated” babies would not have been born with Down syndrome? Why doesn’t CBS News even raise that possibility?
And now the kicker:
[Counselor Helga Sol] Olafsdottir responded [to an anti-abortion activist], “We don’t look at abortion as a murder. We look at it as a thing that we ended. We ended a possible life that may have had a huge complication… preventing suffering for the child and for the family.”
If this is such a moral good, isn’t it odd, then, that 99.99% of those who are burdened with a “huge complication” in their life, or who suffer (disease, depression, loneliness, chronic pain) choose not to exercise this wondrous good of not existing through suicide?
Final point: This is happening to Down syndrome babies for only one reason. Unlike the rest of the handicapped community, those with Down syndrome do not have a voice, do not organize, do not express the kind of outrage that makes for good teeeveeee. This population is completely innocent, guileless, helpless and at our mercy — a fact that makes their “disappearing” all the more demonic.
A fictional depiction of a future wherein a globalist terrorist organization aligned with the United Nations to disable the United States’ power grid and institutes Martial Law. It will take a dedicated family of patriots armed with strong survival skills and the remains of the Second Amendment to save America and reclaim its freedom.
As evidenced this weekend, a civil war is brewing in this country, laying the foundation for a violent coup to take out Trump. Soros-funded NGO’s have been able to achieve regime change in other countries by quite literally teaming up with Neo-nazis and “moderate” terrorists. Now, investigative reporter Lee Stranahan reveals the same players involved in the Ukraine overthrow are working behind the scenes to oust President Trump.