Definitely unethical, and even illegal under our current law, but you can see how legalization normalizes killing and makes people bold. Going to the hospital and having someone recommend killing is a terrible thing that no one should have to endure. This is an obvious case of discrimination against people with disabilities, but really, it could happen to any one of us.
Sheila Elson, who lives in Newfoundland, was very upset when Dr Aaron Heroux offered assisted suicide for her daughter Candice (25) who lives with multiple disabilities.
According to Geoff Bartlett reporting for CBC News Newfoundland:
“His words were ‘assisted suicide death was legal in Canada,'” she told CBC. “I was shocked, and said, ‘Well, I’m not really interested,’ and he told me I was being selfish.”
Candice Lewis, has several disabilities including spina bifida, cerebral palsy and chronic seizure disorder.