October 22, 2019

Canada Alzheimer’s Society Endorses Euthanasia by Advance Directive

The Alzheimer's Society Canada said in a press release this month that it endorsed legislation that would allow for people to require doctors to kill them once they reach a certain level of incompetence. As long as they had signed the correct papers, one could order medical professionals to euthanize their future self even if that future self did not want to be killed.

From the Alzheimer's Society Canada's press release:
"People living with dementia are individuals — first and foremost. They have the same rights as everyone else, including the right to participate in decisions about their life and care. We respect the right of all persons with dementia to advocate for their individual best interests, including advocating for MAID [medical assistance in dying, e.g., lethal injection] through advance requests."
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