Friday, February 14, 2014

Changing the language to push an agenda

A friend sent me an oped that Bishop Fred Henry of Calgary published in the Calgary Herald on Feb 13, 2014.  It is with regards to the Bill 52 that is being pushed through the Quebec Legislature. The bill is called An Act Respecting End-of-Life Care.

Henry points out what has gone on here in order to push through an agenda for euthanasia.

“End-of-life care” is defined as “palliative care provided to persons at the end of their lives, including terminal palliative sedation, and medical aid in dying.”
This definition changes what is meant by palliative care. The terms “terminal palliative sedation” and “medical aid in dying” are purposefully misleading. They are euphemisms for euthanasia. We need some plain speech.
Euthanasia is the intentional killing of someone, with or without his or her consent, either by act or omission. By killing the person, one seeks to eliminate all aspects of that person’s life including pain, suffering or humiliation of being in need of help. The person who commits euthanasia must intend, for whatever reason, to kill the other and must cause their death.
Euthanasia is incompatible with the philosophy and goal of palliative care. Palliative care provides a dignified death by giving patients the pain management and the social, emotional and spiritual support they require to live a good death with courage. Good palliative care, through traditional spiritual care and newly developed programs and therapies, can help the dying find meaning in their pain and suffering, and enable them to deal with unfinished business in their lives.

Change the language and push whatever it is that you want. We need to call our legislators to account for this and not let them get away with it. Otherwise they really will call black white and white black, good evil and evil good. As was done with abortion, the language is changed in order to get a grisly reality past people without their noticing.

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