Canadian court rules woman with autism can seek Trudeau-government assisted suicide

Judge Feasby said his decision was based on weighing the “harm” of denying MV euthanasia and the suffering of her parents who could see their daughter die.


A judge ruled Monday that a Calgary woman with autism can obtain Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) even if her father does not believe she should be eligible for the procedure.

He was successful in delaying his daughter’s euthanasia through an injunction but Justice Colin Feasby lifted it, arguing that living is causing “irreparable harm” “to the core of her being.”

Feasby said his decision will be stayed for 30 days in anticipation of an appeal by the father. The woman is identified as MV because of a publication bank.

Although the court was told that MV also suffers from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, mental illness is currently not a criteria for granting MAiD. The woman’s father does not believe she has any other conditions that would justify euthanasia.

Feasby said his decision was based on weighing the “harm” of denying MV euthanasia and the suffering of her parents who could see their daughter die.

“The harm to MV if an injunction is granted goes to the core of her being,” Feasby said in his written ruling.

“An injunction would deny MV the right to choose between living or dying with dignity. Further, an injunction would put MV in a position where she would be forced to choose between living a life she has decided is intolerable and ending her life without medical assistance.

Feasby declared that MAiD was a more humane suicide choice because “attempting to end her life without medical assistance would put her at increased risk of pain, suffering and lasting injury.”

The judge said he could empathize with MV’s parents wanting to keep their daughter alive.

However Trudeau Health Minister Mark Holland (L-Ajax) announced Monday that mental health will inevitably be a justification for granting euthanasia in Canada.

"Is your intention to still move ahead with MAiD for mental illness, just within a longer timeframe?" a reporter asked.

"That's correct," Holland replied at a news conference.

"There are people who have, for decades, been trapped in mental torture, being in a horrific situation where they have tried everything and exhausted all avenues and under their own recognisance are saying that they want access to MAID," he continued.

"What we're saying is that in order for someone in that intractable situation... that eventually they should have that right, but the system needs to be ready, and the system needs to get it right."

Official Opposition and Conservative Party leader Pierre Poilievre is committed to not expanding the parameters of MAiD to the mentally ill.

Poilievre told The Post Millennial that his party is "... against MAID for the sole reason of mental illness," and accused Justin Trudeau of having "once again pursued a radical agenda that is totally out of step with the values of Canadians."
Sign in to comment


Powered by The Post Millennial CMS™ Comments

Join and support independent free thinkers!

We’re independent and can’t be cancelled. The establishment media is increasingly dedicated to divisive cancel culture, corporate wokeism, and political correctness, all while covering up corruption from the corridors of power. The need for fact-based journalism and thoughtful analysis has never been greater. When you support The Post Millennial, you support freedom of the press at a time when it's under direct attack. Join the ranks of independent, free thinkers by supporting us today for as little as $1.

Support The Post Millennial

Remind me next month

To find out what personal data we collect and how we use it, please visit our Privacy Policy

By signing up you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy
© 2024 The Post Millennial, Privacy Policy | Do Not Sell My Personal Information