Saturday, April 7, 2018


IN CANADA, A PRISONER HAS BEEN 'HELPED TO DIE'; ALLEGED NEWS. [1] CBC News reports that to date, three inmates of Canadian prisons have been approved for 'medical assistance in dying (MAID)', and that the first documented case of a federal inmate receiving MAID occurred recently, with two correctional officers helping to escort the inmate to the hospital where the procedure took place; Alleged News. [1]

The cases emerged in a letter from Correctional Investigator Ivan Zinger to acting Correctional Service Canada Commissioner Anne Kelly, in which he urged for more 'compassionate' parole options, and a ban on medically assisted death within the prisons; Alleged News. [1]

  Mr Zinger reportedly said that the new guidelines which were brought in on November 29th 2017, allow the prison system to act as a 'facilitator or enabler' of death, breaching the system's legal and ethical obligations:Alleged News. [1] He further condemned the policy, arguing that terminally ill inmates should be given conditional release on 'humanitarian and compassionate' grounds; Alleged News. [1]

The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights [ICCPR] clearly states in Article 6.1 that, "Every human being has the inherent right to life. This right shall be protected by law. No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his life." [2]
 This international human rights document thus protects the right to life of prisoners.


 God had given the sacred command to protect the lives of prisoners, "Thou shall not kill." [Exodus 20:13] 
 Those in authority carry grave responsibility when supervising the care of others.
  God has warned there will be consequences to deeds not in accordance with His Holy Laws [the Ten Commandments].
  All will be called to account for deeds of commission and omission at the Last Judgement.
 Jesus Christ, the Son of GOD, has explained: whatsoever we do to the least of our brothers and sisters, we do unto Him. 
  He clearly states that treatment of prisoners is one of the tenets on which He bases the judgement: 

31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.
34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.
44 “They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’
45 “He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’
46 “Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.” [Gospel of St Matthew Chapter 25, verses 31 to 46].

[1] Canada starts Euthenizing Prisoners, New Guidelines allow Prisons to 'Facilitate or Enable' Death: Alleged News 

[2] International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights; Alleged News 

With thanks to lifenewscom and


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