December 23, 2022

Canadian Government Funds Assisted Suicide Activity Book for Children

The Canadian health department (Health Canada) has funded an activity book for children aged 6-12 designed to normalize the practice of assisted suicide.

The booklet is titled "Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) Activity Book". The cover reads, “Welcome! These activities will help you think about Medical Assistance in Dying by someone in your life.” The book seeks to convince children that a loved one who has been killed by assisted suicide has not been wronged. The book describes MAiD as follows:
"The word ‘medical’ means the science of medicine, and ‘assistance’ means help. So MAiD means that medicine is used to help someone with their death. A doctor or nurse practitioner (a nurse with special training) uses medicines to stop the person’s body from working. When their body stops working, the person dies. This is done in a way that does not hurt the person. The medicines help them feel comfortable and peaceful. A person has to ask for MAiD and then go through a bunch of steps before it can happen. The steps are described below in this book."

The activity book can be viewed here.

Disturbingly, the book even justifies assisted suicide in cases where the person is not diagnosed with a terminal illness. Page five of the book linked above reads, "Other people might ask for MAiD if their illness or disability will not cause their body to die, but it causes too much pain or suffering for them to keep living with it, and there is no way to make the illness or disability get better or go away."

The book goes on to tell children that MAiD is a "personal choice" and that friends and family should not try and stop. In reality, it is an act by a medical professional to intentionally end the life of a vulnerable and suffering individual. Two recent stories exemplify this:

A Canadian veteran was offered assisted suicide by Canada's veterans department when she requested financial assistance for a stairlift.

A disabled Canadian man was approved for assisted suicide after he was no longer able to afford housing. He reconsidered his decision after the story went viral and generous individuals raised money for him.