Canadian Sean Tagert was the father of an 11-year-old son. He suffered from ALS, otherwise known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, and ultimately required around the clock, in-home care. When government health officials from Canada’s “Medicare” system refused to provide the level of care Tagert needed, he opted for assisted suicide.
Tagert passed away on August 6, 2019.
Every American who believes we should move to universal health care, such as the UK’s National Health Service or Canada’s Medicare should read Tagert’s story.
Is this really the health care system that Americans aspire to?
Life News reported:
Mr Tagert suffered from Motor Neurone Disease (MND) which is known in Canada as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). His illness reduced his ability to move his body, eat or speak, however his mental awareness remained unaffected. Doctors recommended 24-hour in-home care to support Mr Tagert.
However, Vancouver Coastal Health, initially only offered Mr Tagert 15.5 hours of care a day, which was then raised to 20 hours a day, meaning that Mr Tagert was forced to pay $263.50 a day for the remaining care that he needed to survive.
According to Grandin Media, on social media, Mr. Tagert wrote a status which explained that two Vancouver Coastal Health officials visited his home and confirmed that they were cutting funding for his already inadequate care hours.
After receiving this news Mr. Tagert wrote a number of devastating social media status’s which read: “So last Friday I officially submitted my medically assisted death paperwork, with lawyers and doctors, everything is in proper order. It’s been a month since I submitted my appeal to the Vancouver Coastal Health patient care quality department. They didn’t even respond….Welcome to the great Canadian healthcare system.”
Mr Tagert was killed by assisted suicide on August 6th.
Canada is home to some of the world’s most sinister euthanasia and assisted suicide laws, as even those without a terminal illness or those suffering from a mental illness are eligible to be killed by a medically assisted death.
Since Canada legalised euthanasia in 2016, there have been at least 6,749 cases of medically assisted deaths, with over 803 dead in the first 6 months of legalisation. 2018 saw Canada’s euthanasia figures soar with over 3000 Canadians killed by their doctor.
Currently, euthanasia and assisted suicide are illegal in the UK. However, one day a British politician, Lord Falconer, issued a report which recommended the legalization of assisted suicide. A ComRes poll, conducted by CARE, showed that nearly 50% of respondents believe it “would pressure the vulnerable into ending their lives.”
CARE’s CEO, Nola Leach, said:
The last thing we should be contemplating – especially at a time of economic hardship – is changing our laws so that those with a terminal illness, who believe they are a burden, are more likely to feel pressured into ending their lives. This, however, despite all the talk about safeguards, is the real danger presented by the Falconer Report also published today.