Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Canada: 25% accept assisted suicide for people without resources

A survey of one thousand Canadians found that 25% agree that homeless people agree to euthanasia if they cannot receive medical treatment.

Euthanasia has been legal in the Netherlands for over 20 years. Source: Unsplash.

A survey conducted in Canada in April, seeking to gauge public opinion on assisted suicide or “euthanasia”, found that 73% of those consulted were in favor of the practice in some circumstances. What was surprising was that 25% of those surveyed responded that being homeless or living in poverty was a valid argument for not being able to access the process.

Research Co, a company that surveyed 1,000 Canadian adults, reported that the results indicated a favorable tilt around the discussion of the legality of euthanasia. The majority agreed that, in order to have access, certain conditions had to be met: being at least 18 years old, mentally competent to make decisions, and suffering from some undiagnosed medical condition, among others Apart from things.

For 43% of those surveyed, there is sufficient reason to end the life of a person with a mental illness, 16% agree and 27% agree in general. 51% support suicide in cases of lack of access to medical treatment, and 50% approve of it in cases of disability.

For some people, life is an inviolable right, which is why they do not agree with legalizing euthanasia. Source: rt For some people, life is an inviolable right, which is why they do not agree with legalizing euthanasia. Source: RT

The vast majority agree that it must be properly verified that the request represents the genuine intention of whoever seeks to resort to the practice, in order to avoid possible coercion or coercion. In doing so, they highlight the importance of signing a consent that explains in detail each applicant’s particular situation.

What did the homeless think?

Amazingly, 11% of those consulted in this area agreed to allow them to have the procedure. In contrast, 43% strongly disagreed with the fact that their adverse condition was considered a reason for ending their lives.

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