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The Dark Cocoon: Unseen Struggles with MAiD

As I trimmed Aunt Wilma’s “Good Luck” card, memories flooded back. Aunt Wilma’s vibrant prayers had always brought comfort, yet she couldn’t foresee the darkness that claimed her life. She died alone, a victim of Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD). We thought it was a cleaning service, not assisted suicide.

June 10, 2024|

As I trimmed Aunt Wilma’s “Good Luck” card, memories flooded back. Aunt Wilma’s vibrant prayers had always brought comfort, yet she couldn’t foresee the darkness that claimed her life. She died alone, a victim of Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD). We thought it was a cleaning service, not assisted suicide.

Worth More: An Interview with Bronwyn Gray

In an enlightening discussion, Bronwyn Gray shares insights into her short film Worth More, which addresses the complex and sensitive issue of Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD). Her hope is that the film will spark meaningful conversations and inspire action against MAiD across Canada.

Everyday, Given: Asking the right questions in the age of MAiD

Bill C-62's delay on extending MAiD access to those with mental illness until 2027 prompts a critical reflection on societal support. Keith Dow urges focusing on the root causes of suffering and ensuring comprehensive support systems, emphasizing that expanding MAiD criteria may sidestep essential, underlying questions.

Are Persons Burdens? Autonomy and the Light of the Gospel

"I don't want to be a burden." Dr. Quentin Genuis challenges society's misconception equating worth with independence. True dignity lies in embracing interdependence, affirming each person, especially the suffering or disabled, as a gift, not a burden.

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