Last October, the Canadian Paediatric Society published “Medical Assistance in Dying: A Paediatric Perspective”, in order to influence the Canadian government to allow euthanasia for children.

This April, Ontario’s government-funded conference on child healthcare will have a session called “Developing a policy on Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) for Paediatric Patients”.

After the meeting, there will be a Wine and Cheese party.

Medicine is for caring, not killing, and there is a difference. It is terrifying that so many health care leaders can have a perspective about euthanasia that is so distant from the perspective of most parents and children.

And a Wine and Cheese party? This is absurd.

Today’s word is “absurd”. Absurd means wildly illogical or inappropriate.

For example: “It’s absurd to let crazy people play with knives.”

Or, “Discussing how to kill children and then eating wine and cheese is absurd.”

Developing a Child Euthanasia Policy, followed by Wine and Cheese.

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