If our Saskatchewan hospitals offered better Palliattive Care or some Hospice care, there would be less desire to talk about the introduction of Euthanasia...which is NOT health care.
Here are 2 stories - one about a lady in Moose Jaw, as published in the Leader Post, and one about who decides about care in Texas. We hope that Palliative and Hospice care improves in Saskatchewan and hope that we never get to the point where they are in Texas. We have to make sure we make these election issues during the 2016 Saskatchewan Elections.
Moose Jaw woman makes a passionate plea for palliative care services (Leader Post)
Glynnis Eberts has deep regrets about how her husband died.
As a registered nurse with decades of experience that include homecare and palliative care, Glynnis planned to care for her husband, Richard, at home when he started losing his battle with mesothelioma — a type of lung cancer caused by his exposure to asbestos when he was a young electrician.
Looking after Richard was physically and emotionally demanding. (Read More)
IN TEXAS, A HOSPITAL ETHICS PANEL - NOT THE PATIENT OR FAMILY - DECIDES WHETHER TO END CARE (Houston Press)
She closes her eyes for only a second, but when Evelyn Kelly wakes up, doctors surround her son’s hospital bed at Houston Methodist, and J. Richard Cheney, the Houston Methodist Bioethics Committee chairman, looms over her, holding out an envelope.
Kelly had been sitting alongside her son, David Chris Dunn, for hours every day since he entered Houston Methodist on October 12, transferred from Bayshore Medical Center in Pasadena. He’d been intubated for more than a month, and the doctors had kept him sedated so he wouldn’t disturb the tube in his throat. Dunn can’t respond, but he follows his mother’s movements with his eyes. (Read More)
Please share this excellent video/promo of Parental consent campaign with as many people as you can.
We have reported on this before but, it is crucial that you act on this.
The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops and The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada – Declaration on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide
Assisted suicide and euthanasia raise profound social, moral, legal, theological and philosophical questions — questions that go to the very core of our understanding of who we are, the meaning of life, and the duty of care we owe to each other. The recent Supreme Court of Canada decision has brought this issue to the forefront of public discussion and compels each of us as Canadians to reflect upon our personal and societal response to those who need our compassion and care.
We, the undersigned, Read More....
Also, read more articles from EPC:
Wolkoff: Opinion - Doctors should not kill.
Schadenberg: Why physicians should oppose assisted suicide.
Today we are honoring a group of people who bear an uncomfortable distinction. Through no fault of their own, they are coerced to bear shame and face rejection, sometimes within their own families. I am speaking about those among us conceived in rape.
The stigma these individuals have faced and continue to face has allowed for silence. Many do not reveal themselves and struggle alone.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer stated, "the mark of solitude is silence, as speech is the mark of community." Today is designed to encourage such speech.
Community and society exist at odds with each other. Community relies on celebrating the differences among the plethora of organs which make up the body, while society relies on the strong absorbing the weak. Community says, "I will defend your rights." Society desires to be irresistible, to be an overlord. "Where it can no longer expect its desire to be fulfilled, it stops short. It becomes hatred, contempt and calumny." -Bonhoeffer.
There are two main ways in which our society changes. How much legislation is based upon a single legal precedent which has often been pushed by an individual or group to enact change for self-interest? The other way is a gradual shift in public consciousness. This is the essence of a grass roots movement. Whether we speak of the civil rights movement, the abolition of slavery, or the end of child labor, we are looking at the same progression.
Our society has been telling us, for over half a century, in a very self-assured voice, that children conceived in rape are acceptable to terminate. No thought is given to their contributions to this world. Today, we are standing as a community. Please take the time to listen to these voices. I hope you find thoughtful encouragement in what they have survived to say.
~ J.R. Richard
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The YOUTH OF TODAY, are probably the strongest pro-life generation and loudest voice for life that we have seen in decades.
We encourage the youth of Saskatchewan to attend the 2016 Ottawa March for Life and Youth Conference being held, in Ottawa, from May 11-13. This is an exciting opportunity to add your voice to the thousands of people who will be attending and to attend a very beneficial youth conference.
Start planning now; raise funds, get support, go with other friends. For more information, go Here.
Lk 21:25 “There will be signs in the sun, the moon and the stars and on the earth distress among nations...”
As I write this, I am listening to the terrorists attack in Paris, France. We grope for the hand of God during such times and ponder His timing in all things. The long-awaited Saviour of the world came “in the fullness of time...” (Gal 4:4). Similarly, we await the “coming of the Kingdom” as we pray for sanity to return to this world. Let us not lose hope. “Never, ever, ever, ever give up!”
The blessings of the past year are well remembered:
The countless hours of volunteer time by ever patient pro-life members across the province
The sacri ce of time and money of yourrepresentatives on the SPLA Board of Directors for this work of God
- To Read the whole Christmas Letter from our President, Colette Stang, go Here.
Here is a reprint from a newsletter from Personhood USA:
Planned Parenthood is on the attack. After the tragic shooting on November 27, Planned Parenthood’s first statements (after fundraising, of course) were to rally against pro-lifers.
Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains President Vicki Cowart has been claiming that the pro-lifers “hateful rhetoric breeds acts of violence.” We know that one of the shooting victims, Officer Swasey, was a pro-life hero who supported Personhood and lost his life trying to save others during the shooting, but that hasn't stopped Planned Parenthood's comments.
Personhood USA has definitely kept Planned Parenthood’s murderous business in the headlines over the past several years, and videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s sale of baby body parts have gone viral this year…but where is the hateful rhetoric?
It is clear that Planned Parenthood is calling the truth “hate.” Saying that Planned Parenthood kills innocent babies is simply stating fact. And tragic events like the shooting at Planned Parenthood, horrifying as they are, are the acts of crazed or evil individuals, not a reflection of those who expose the truth about Planned Parenthood’s daily business.
As the saying goes, truth is hate to those that hate the truth. This is especially true when the truth can impact Planned Parenthood’s wallet.
Since pro-lifers are being verbally attacked and labeled wrongly, we need to not only condemn violence against all innocent people (born or unborn), but we also need to equip ourselves with information about Planned Parenthood.
Here are 5 Things You Need to Know About Planned Parenthood:
1. Planned Parenthood kills over 300,000 babies every year.
3. Despite what Planned Parenthood says about the body parts videos, full footage versions are available to disprove their claims that the videos were doctored.
5. Planned Parenthood has had to rely on lying to the public to defeat Personhood measures.
These are just a few facts about Planned Parenthood, but sharing them could save a life - remember that people who claim a relationship with Jesus go into Planned Parenthood buildings regularly as patrons, and Planned Parenthood is known for “upselling” their services. Be ready to answer questions about Planned Parenthood and to stand up for babies!
(Re-printed from We Need a Law newsletter) I frequently ask myself: Why does our government believes it’s okay to expand abortion and yet refuse to allow the discussion on abortion to happen? I thought we lived in a democracy.
The newly-elected health minister, Jane Philpott, has vowed to "examine ways to better equalize access [for abortion services] for all Canadian women”.
Our federal government wants to make it easier for women in rural communities to kill their pre-born children, and it would seem that no one cares how much it will cost. I don't mean financial cost, I'm talking about the lives lost, the danger we are putting women in who are far from medical aid and the moral conscience of our nation that is being swapped out in the name of convenience.
The Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada (ARCC) has put forward a sinister list of action items that our new government will likely take very seriously. “The ARCC wants more surgical time for abortions in rural hospitals, elimination of conscientious objection by pro-life doctors, screening out of pro-life ob-gyns at medical school, full funding for pharmaceutical abortion through so-called “emergency contraceptives,” and withholding of federal funding to New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island if these provinces don’t remove remaining restrictions on abortions.”
It is imperative that our voices are heard!
Please take a moment to communicate your concerns with the Health Minister. Ask her why we should be putting resources into discriminating against the smallest members of the human family by killing them based on their size or location. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org and phone number is 613-992-3640.
The funeral service for Lou Foraie will be Friday Dec 11 at 1:00 p.m. at Holy Family Church (1021 McCarthy Blvd N in Regina.
Lou, the first president of SPLA in 1976, brought so many people into the Pro-Life movement as a principal at Miller High School.
Write a note in the Lee Funeral Home guest book.
(EPC Newsletter) Great News! On December 1, the Québec Superior Court made the right decision by preventing the Québec euthanasia law from coming into effect on December 10, 2015.
EPC is a national non-profit corporation that exists to build a broad based network of groups and individuals that support measures that will create an effective social barrier to euthanasia and assisted suicide.