Being labeled as a pandemic and having the potential to end life on Earth, many governments around the world have seized COVID-19 and used it to push outlandish mandates and strip citizens of the freedoms they hold dear. Claiming it is all in the name of public safety, government officials have promoted and in some cases forced citizens to adhere to lockdown guidelines, mask mandates, and the COVID-19 jab. The only problem, through all the protocols and safety measures, COVID-19 continues to spread even among those who have taken the drug. But seeing the horrible side effects of COVID-19, the New Zealand Ministry of Health recently confirmed that those suffering from the coronavirus could be eligible for assisted suicide.
Wanting to know more about the End of Life Choice Act (EOLCA), an anti-euthanasia group called DefendNZ sent an Official Information Act asking government officials, “Could a patient who is severely hospitalized with Covid-19 potentially be eligible for assisted suicide or euthanasia under the Act if a health practitioner viewed their prognosis as less than 6 months?”
Startling, the MOH responded to the question on December 7th, writing:
There are clear eligibility criteria for assisted dying. These include that a person must have a terminal illness that is likely to end their life within six months.
A terminal illness is most often a prolonged disease where treatment is not effective. The EOLC Act states eligibility is determined by the attending medical practitioner (AMP), and the independent medical practitioner.
Eligibility is determined on a case-by-case basis; therefore, the Ministry cannot make definitive statements about who is eligible. In some circumstances, a person with COVID-19 may be eligible for assisted dying.
Not only will patients have the opportunity to end their life, but according to the Catholic Herald, “Doctors receive a government fee of $1,000 plus expenses for every euthanasia death they perform.” The outlet added, “96 of the country’s 16,000 doctors have offered to participate, however, and all but one of the nation’s 32 hospices have indicated that they will not permit euthanasia.”
A UK professor of palliative medicine, Baroness Finlay, noted, “It is bizarre that a country which has been trying to protect its citizens by closing down completely from a virus from which people can fully recover…is now suggesting that these patients should be killed by their doctors. It turns the ethos of medicine on its head.”
Finlay added, “You really cannot predict death 100 percent. So why not support them while they are dying and leave the door open in case they are in the group that defies all odds and recovers completely?”
It should also be noted that patients in most age groups, besides the elderly, have close to a 99% success rate at defeating COVID-19.
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