Requests for MAiD have not always appeared to come after an exploration of other options as professional practice guidelines recommend
This study, published this week in the Journal of Medical Ethics, concludes that doctor-assisted suicide is becoming pro-forma as the first option presented to patients suffering from serious medical conditions. This was predicted to happen by advocates of the pro-life cause, a prediction that was belittled as irrational scaremongering by advocates of MaID when it was legalized in 2015. The facts are that once euthanasia is “normalized,” the next logical step is for it to simply become a “banal bureaucratic” process. This seems to be sadly coming true in Quebec.