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Some very disturbing information was on the News the other night. Perhaps you heard it. If not, give heed to what is taking place in the world. Medical Assistance In Dying (assisted suicide) is now being expanded in Canada. Currently a medically ill person, who makes a conscious decision to end their life, can ask for and receive medical assistance. The criteria being “grievous and irremediable medical condition.”  

This new expansion will apply to a person with a mental disorder to request MAID. It doesn’t stop there! The law, Bill C-7 which goes into effect in March of 2023, will allow MAID for “mature minors” WITHOUT the consent of parents! The “state” can kill minors…. Legally! I cannot imagine the reasoning behind such thinking. 

In Germany in 1937 a Nazi propaganda film was shown. It was titled, ‘Opfer der Vergangenheit’ (Victims of the Past). The film portrayed patients in mental hospitals suffering and the cost required to care for them. In the summer of 1939 Hitler approved of the killing of mentally ill patients. In October of 1939 he signed a document legally authorizing “mercy killing.” During the next 20 months between 70,000 and 90,000 disabled persons were killed. (Source of information Adolf Hitler and his Nazi regime are dead and gone, but that evil is rearing its ugly head once again. 

Where does this insanity stop? After the homeless are included. What about the poor? The world is already killing unborn babies through abortion! Or, is this expansion madness an effort to apply Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species and its theory of the survival of the fittest? No, I don’t think so. This is being purposeful regarding “cost-benefit analysis.” Please bear in mind that Canada has “Free government health care.”  Not really, somebody is paying for it. 

Folks, that is Canada and should not concern us, right? Well, maybe it does. In 1997 Oregon became the first state in the United States to allow MAID. Other states soon followed. They are: California, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, New Jersey, New Mexico, Vermont, Washington, and Washington DC. How long before playing God permeates into the United States? In South Carolina? 

When a nation abandons the values, it was founded on (life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness), when it abandons Almighty God our creator who loves us in spite of our failings, an empty void is created. An empty void that will be filled almost immediately by evil. Some may call the evil Satan or the Devil, but it is real nonetheless. 

What can be done to combat this evil? I’m not sure I know; I am just one person. But I can pray to Almighty God. I can pray for healing, for a change of heart in people. I can pray for a spiritual revival in America. Perhaps at some point in the future God will look down on us and either say, “I’ve had enough,” or “I hear your pleas and will heal your land.”  


Walter Allen has a BA degree from Auburn University and is retired from the paper industry. He is a published author and lives in Laurens County.

Walter Allen