Euthanasia: NZ Doctors May Kill Covid Patients

Euthanasia: NZ Doctors May Kill Covid Patients

From the Catholic Herald

Patients admitted to hospital with COVID-19 can die by euthanasia if doctors decide they might not survive, the New Zealand government has declared.

The Ministry of Health confirmed that a right to a lethal injection under a new euthanasia law could extend to patients who were either dying from the coronavirus or suffering unbearably from its consequences.

In response to a request for clarity on a euthanasia law which came into force last month, the government declared that “in some circumstances a person with COVID-19 may be eligible for assisted dying”.

The admission that COVID patients were eligible for a lethal jab came after Henoch Kloosterboer, editor of the anti-euthanasia The Defender website, made a request under the Official Information Act – the New Zealand equivalent to the 2000 Freedom of Information Act.

He said the policy left “the door wide open for abuse” of elderly and vulnerable patients – especially if the country’s health service came under pressure from a COVID surge.

He said: “It would not be hard to envisage a situation in which a speedy and sizeable rise in COVID-19 hospitalisations could result in pressure to utilise euthanasia and assisted suicide as tools to resolve such a serious crisis.”

The euthanasia law, he added, “has now made the COVID-19 pandemic potentially even more dangerous for the people of Aotearoa New Zealand”.

The 2019 End of Life Choice Act is considered to be one of the most extreme euthanasia laws anywhere in the world, and critics say the safeguards are so flimsy that they are easily circumvented.

It permits both euthanasia and assisted suicide for adults suffering from an illness which would be terminal within six months, or who were in an advanced state of irreversible physical decline or who were suffering unbearably.

The law, ratified following a referendum in 2020, guarantees all residents the right of access to a doctor who will kill them within a period as short as four days from receiving a request.

Doctors receive a government fee of $1,000 plus expenses for every euthanasia death they perform.

Just 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.

The one exception – Totara Hospice in South Auckland – has agreed to allocate space on its premises for the practice while its staff will conscientiously object to any participation.

In the UK, Baroness Finlay of Llandaff, a professor of palliative medicine, said the New Zealand euthanasia law contradicted the fundamental purpose of medicine and health services to heal the sick.

She said: “It is bizarre that a country which has been trying to protect it 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,” she said.

“You really cannot predict death 100 per cent,” she added. “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?”

At present, Baroness Meacher is seeking to legalise assisted suicide in England and Wales through her Assisted Dying Bill, which in October received its Second Reading in the House of Lords.

The crossbench peer, who chairs the campaign group Dignity in Dying, has also tabled an amendment to the Health and Social Care Bill in an attempt to make assisted suicide a part of palliative care.

In Scotland, Liam MacArthur, the Liberal Democrat MP is intending to introduce an assisted suicide Bill and in politicians in Jersey last month agreed in principle to legalised both assisted suicide and euthanasia.

The overwhelming majority of palliative care practitioners and all 12 disability rights organisations in the UK fiercely oppose a change in the law, however.

They argue that assisted suicide and euthanasia would be discriminatory and dangerous and open to abuse irrespective of any safeguard, posing a grave threat to the safety of patients and other vulnerable people.

They also say that the experience of other countries suggests that even a modest assisted suicide law would serve as a beachhead for broader, liberalising amendments which will remove initial safeguards as ‘barriers to access’.

Last month, it was revealed that Nancy Russell, a 90-year-old Canadian woman, chose to die by assisted suicide rather than endure another COVID lockdown in her care home that would isolate her from her friends and family.  Source

Editor writes…

Maybe now, who knows, the Pope and the rest of the Catholic hierarchy will waken up out of their stupor and speak out in defence of human life and liberty? Just a thought, because what is happening in New Zealand today, will be happening here tomorrow, so to speak.  Or, as in recent times, will it be left to the occasional American priest to speak out on YouTube? Talk about sheep without a shepherd.  Many lay Catholics are  increasingly ashamed of our cowardly bishops and priests.  They are a disgrace.  If you disagree, tell us why in the comments below but be sure to have a very sound, rational argument because it seems to me that there is just no excuse, no reason, whatsoever for the complicity of the clergy in the entire Covid scam. The tragic irony is that in the final phase of this march into totalitarianism, the clergy (along with the puppet national politicians) will be the first to go, under the tyrannical regime to come.  Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us! 

Comments (29)

  • westminsterfly Reply

    This isn’t euthanasia, which is, effectively, an act of suicide – as in a freely chosen act to end one’s own life (even though that is still immoral) – it’s outright murder. I just can’t believe it. And even the worst of covid patients can and do recover. That TV presenter’s husband (I can’t remember their names but I think the surname is Garraway) has been quite a high profile case in the press. It seemed there was little or no hope for his recovery at one stage, but he is now pulling round. What would have been the case if that ‘euthanasia’ law had existed here? It would have been arrivederci Mr Garraway. This is why we must fight against euthanasia being legalised in this country in any way, shape or form. But as I said, this NZ case isn’t actually euthanasia (suicide). It’s murder. Plain and simple. Support the pro-life organisations fighting euthanasia and ask Our Lady of Fatima to intercede for their work. And pray for New Zealand.

    December 28, 2021 at 11:01 am
    • Lily Reply

      Westminster Fly,

      I’m not sure you’re right about that – isn’t Euthanasia the doctor actually killing the patient, often not with their consent. I don’t think of Euthanasia as suicide, I always think of it as murder. It’s in the same category as abortion – state-sanctioned murder.

      Your example of Derek Garraway is an excellent one. The readiness of the NZ government to allow euthanasia of Covid patients is just more evidence of the depopulation programme at work through the Covid virus.

      December 28, 2021 at 1:36 pm
      • Michael Brady

        Lily
        I am in complete accord with your remarks
        Every blessing
        Michael

        December 28, 2021 at 3:12 pm
      • editor

        Michael Brady / Lily

        I agree but I think you’re misinterpreting WF who also says what NZ is doing is murder.

        December 28, 2021 at 5:21 pm
      • westminsterfly

        Lily,
        If a person freely chooses assisted suicide, they are committing suicide, but those who assist them and make the means available are committing murder – perhaps I should have clarified that. If a covid patient who hasn’t got the capacity to give consent because of their illness is ‘euthanised’, then it is straightforward murder, as in an abortion.

        December 29, 2021 at 8:40 am
    • editor Reply

      WF,

      Both Australia and NZ are so far gone that I think all we CAN do for them now is to pray.

      December 28, 2021 at 5:22 pm
  • Nicky Reply

    I think this says it all:

    “Doctors receive a government fee of $1,000 plus expenses for every euthanasia death they perform.”

    So much for “first, do no harm”.

    December 28, 2021 at 1:46 pm
    • editor Reply

      Nicky,

      That is totally shocking to think that doctors would take a human life for what amounts to thirty pieces of silver. God help them all at their judgment.

      December 28, 2021 at 5:20 pm
  • Mary Anne Reply

    If Doctors do this they can comfort themselves with the fact that they are doing just what Adolph Hitler wanted …. A large percentage of Doctors in Nazi Germany went along with Hitler according to the White Rose papers of Sophie Scholl, an 18 year old who was decapitated by Hitlers Germany for writing about it and passing out leaflets against National Socialism and Hitler. When the war was over, our planes carried her leaflets and dropped them all over Germany. She is considered a heroine now.

    December 28, 2021 at 2:44 pm
    • editor Reply

      Mary Anne,

      That is so interesting about the link with Hitler Reminds me of something someone said at the meeting I attended last week, which was to the effect, if you are going along with the restrictions in place now, and wonder what you would have done if you’d lived in Nazi Germany during the war, the answer is, same. You’d have done then what you’re doing now – obeying the State.

      December 28, 2021 at 5:19 pm
      • Mary Anne

        Yes. The White Rose papers by Sophie and Hans Scholl prove that out. They were only 18 or 19 and were guillotined by Hitlers court for passing out the leaflets they printed. The papers are on line…

        December 28, 2021 at 9:20 pm
      • Michaela

        Mary Anne,

        I looked up The White Rose papers and found the amazing story of Sophie. I copied this from one of her pamphlets:

        “Our current ‘state’ is the dictatorship of evil. We know that already, I hear you object, and we don’t need you to reproach us for it yet again. But, I ask you, if you know that, then why don’t you act? Why do you tolerate these rulers gradually robbing you, in public and in private, of one right after another, until one day nothing, absolutely nothing, remains but the machinery of the state, under the command of criminals and drunkards?”
        https://www.nationalww2museum.org/war/articles/sophie-scholl-and-white-rose

        It’s terrifying to think that she was beheaded for treason at just 21 years old.

        December 30, 2021 at 7:55 pm
  • RCAVictor Reply

    Both the spirit and character of Herod, and the Nazis, are alive and well among the bureaucrats, functionaries, politicians, and….doctors!…..who are obeying the diktats of the New World Order to enrich themselves. As for the clergy, Fr. Malachi Martin put his finger on their weakness, which is identical, in Windswept House, when a mysterious person of influence made the ecclesiastical rounds to promise material rewards in return for their cooperation with Ostpolitik goals.

    I suppose “diabolical disorientation” is enough to describe the stupor among today’s shepherds, whose modernist motto is no longer “Feed My sheep,” but “(Bleep) my sheep.”

    And I have my own words (expletives deleted) to describe this sorry lot of Judases.

    December 28, 2021 at 3:39 pm
    • editor Reply

      RCA Victor,

      “diabolical disorientation” does, indeed, describe the stupor of the clergy. Blind stupor.

      And believe me, I have some choice words for them, too, beginning with “stupid” and it gets worser and worser and worser from there 😀

      December 28, 2021 at 5:16 pm
  • Faith of Our Fathers Reply

    ED this was bound to come and am sure it will arrive with the S.N.Ps Blessings on our Shores soon.
    My Daughter who had Omicron or had she been in America it would have been OMNICROM didn’t even know She had it but had to get tested as a Woman Double Jabbed and Boosted fell quite Ill in a Chemist Shop She worked in . ( Either their Vaccines work or they dont ) . So it seems as if The Injections will do the Job one way or the other. Also She lost over a weeks work in what She was told was An Act of God . Funny how God can be brought into an equation when it suits.

    As for a Bergoglios intervention on Euthanasia I think that Boat has already sailed ,and has a substantial amount of money on it for Bergoglio to say nothing. Of course he may surprise us all if some Priests or Bishops ( which i Doubt) ask to give them who are about to be Murdered the Last Rites. That of course doesn’t apply to Men facing Execution for multiple Murders.
    Also ED we know that from Gates Figures that NOT Enough People are Dying for Fauci. Gates and Soros to meet their so called sustainable goals and something needs done and done soon for the Numbers to go up .
    Anyone BTW who is Still Following what that RAT Fauci is doing must know that He’s still carrying out Gain of Function Virus Research . The sooner the RAT dies the safer ( at least till Gates gets a replacement) we will be .
    At least one thing is certain. I for one will be staying away from Hospitals. At least if I have anything serious. Like a Broken Finger for Example. ED as for your above reply. Had I not known you better it seems as if you were maybe going to use bad language for this new Covid Strain.
    The Euthanasia Strain. Now that will certainly be Deadly.

    December 28, 2021 at 6:40 pm
    • Michael Brady Reply

      Friends

      All of these immoral occurrences are part of a multi layered process of planned global directives, policies and events etc to create a unipolar government under a one world religion (rooted in freemasonry and occultism).

      Under this Diabolical disorientation global elites and elements of the Church hierarchy are preparing the world for the arrival of their master the ‘man of perdition’.

      We are in the final battle and our weapons are faith, martyrdom prayer and fidelity to the Lord, the Eucharist the Rosary and his Holy Mother.

      In the end regardless our hope is in Christus Victor

      Every blessing

      Michael Brady

      December 29, 2021 at 6:58 am
  • Josephine Reply

    The Jesuits in Garnethill sent out this email to their followers:

    “Unfortunately one of the Jesuit Community in Garnethill has tested positive for the corona virus. This means that the whole community must isolate for 10 days. So this is to let you know that St Aloysius’ Church, Garnethill will be closed for 10 days from 28th Dec. 2021.We recommend that you use other churches in the meantime.
    In spite of this unpleasant news may we wish you a happy and successful year in 2022.

    Fr John Twist sj (on behalf of the Jesuit Community)”

    They’ll hardly be broken hearted about this, they’ve not been properly open the whole time. They stopped using the confessionals and instead heard confessions in the church porch where you were shoulder to shoulder with the priest, unlike in the confessional where there is a screen between the priest and the penitent plus different doors to enter/exit.

    IMHO, these are lazy priests who are thoroughly enjoying the excuse of Covid not to work. I think that of ALL priests who cancel Masses and confessions on the excuse of Covid. Lazy men.

    December 29, 2021 at 3:12 pm
    • Faith of Our Fathers Reply

      Agh yes they have to isolate for 10 Days but only 7 in England. Am sure though that their Bank Accounts will be open to receive Donations, or will they Isolate that also for 10 Days .
      Also why do they have to be so Rigid. I mean could they not even make it 9 and a Half Days .
      I would bet my a Grannies Pension Book that the Guy who Has Covid is Double Jabbed and Fully Boostered. Which goes back to asking Sturgeon a Question. Do your Injections work or do they not work ?

      December 29, 2021 at 6:34 pm
      • Lily

        Faith of our Fathers,

        LOL! Rigid Jesuits – brilliant!

        December 29, 2021 at 8:56 pm
      • Lily

        Faith of our Fathers,

        This short conversation shows that government ministers are lying about the number of unvaccinated in ICU.

        December 29, 2021 at 9:02 pm
      • Warydoom

        Lily,

        That’s interesting re ministers lying about the unvaccinated. How can we trust the governments ever again?

        Apropos lying – here is a report on the dangers of mask wearing which they know don’t work. The practice goes against nature. I say if God wanted us to wear masks permanently then we would have been born with one!

        December 29, 2021 at 9:26 pm
      • Warydoom December 29, 2021 at 9:28 pm
  • Athanasius Reply

    I know this is not the correct thread but I want to ask for urgent prayers for Fr. Greg Gonzales (SSPX) who, I have been informed, has suffered a stroke and has received the Last Rites of the Church.

    Fr. Gonzales was based in Preston many years ago and served our chapels in Glasgow and Edinburgh. He was a larger than life priest, but a priest dedicated entirely to his priesthood. I had the pleasure of having him also as friend as well as Father Confessor. He visited my house often and I still have very fond memories of him.

    Please pray for this faithful priest of God – for faithful priest of God is all he ever wanted to be in this life.

    December 29, 2021 at 11:21 pm
    • editor Reply

      Athanasius,

      Be assured of my prayers, for what they are worth, for Father Gonzales. Our Lady of Lourdes, Health of the Sick, pray for him…

      December 30, 2021 at 10:00 am
  • Theresa Rose Reply

    https://gatesofvienna.net/2020/04/mandatory-euthanasia-for-elderly-coronavirus-victims-in-sweden/

    Should I be surprised that Sweden has mandatory for elderly who have coronavirus. Probably not, I have read of some elderly who have indeed recovered from this virus, whilst younger people have succumbed to it. How many governments are perhaps thinking of mandatory euthanasia for any reason at all?

    Athanasius,

    I remember Fr Gonzales too, and will keep him in my prayers.

    December 30, 2021 at 10:05 am
    • Lily Reply

      Theresa Rose,

      The fact that this is happening in Sweden as well as Australia, suggests to me that it is part of a planned response to the virus for the elderly and other vulnerable people. I am completely stunned that that any doctors would go along with this. I copied the first section, so shocking is it, to post here:

      “Last week I posted Vlad’s interview with a Swedish doctor named Jon Tallinger, who drew a lot of attention in Sweden when he blew the whistle on the health service’s policies towards elderly coronavirus victims. Instead of giving them oxygen treatment — which might actually enable them to survive the infection — nursing homes are required to administer morphine, which inhibits their breathing even further, and are forbidden to send coronavirus patients to the hospital.

      This is, for all practical purposes, a program of deliberate euthanasia.”

      God help us all.

      December 30, 2021 at 12:04 pm
      • westminsterfly

        Lily,
        There have been reports of midazolam – a powerful sedative benzodiazepine drug being used in UK care homes to bump off elderly residents during the covid lockdowns. Apparently, it can cause respiratory failure, which was then attributed to ‘covid’ as the reason of death. https://www.fr24news.com/a/2020/07/nursing-homes-accused-of-using-strong-sedatives-to-kill-coronavirus-victims-faster-because-use-has-exploded-100.html

        December 30, 2021 at 3:49 pm
      • Michaela

        Westminster Fly (and others who’ve posted on this topic),

        It is truly horrifying that doctors and nurses would participate in anything like this murder programme. That’s what it amounts to. I don’t expect anything of politicians, but the medical so-called profession, yes, I always expected more of them, before Covid. Not any more.

        December 30, 2021 at 7:48 pm

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