A Perfect Storm is brewing.
The End of Life Choice Act will come into force in New Zealand From Sunday 7th November, New Zealanders will be able to start requesting to have their lives ended by assisted suicide or euthanasia.
Simultaneously, a “No jab no Job” policy is creeping into an increasing number employment sectors and corporations.
And Mental Health care is becoming increasingly difficult to access.
The only barrier to outright enforced medication is The Bill of Rights. This vital document is being eroded by stealth.
1.2.2 The requirement for informed consent or authorisation to treat:
In New Zealand the right of the competent person to refuse, or consent to,
medical or surgical treatment is a basic premise in modern medical ethics and
law. It is codified in both the NZBORA and in the Code of Patients’ Rights.
12 It is founded on the underlying respect for a person’s right to autonomy and bodily
13 Judge Cardozo said in 1913:
“Every human being of adult years and sound mind has a
right to determine what shall be done with his own body;
and a surgeon who performs an operation without his
patient’s consent commits an assault . . .”
Consent must be “real” and not vitiated by lack of information of material risks
15 Juxtaposed with the concept of giving informed consent for
treatment is the presumption of capacity to do so.
16 But what is the requisite level of capacity?
With patient autonomy being a guiding principle in health care law, it is
important that the test that sets the limit for capacity is at a level that allows most
people to make their own decisions about treatment.
17 However, the principle of informed consent emphasizes patients be given enough information to enable
them to evaluate the risks and benefits of potential treatment regimes to make an
informed decision. The dilemma then is between giving a detailed explanation
which the patient may not understand and the simplistic explanation that may not
be sufficient or exact enough to be informed consent.
Microsoft Word – Ruth Jeffery copy.doc (otago.ac.nz)
Even with the Bill of Rights intact and the right to refuse medication standing, those denied their life vocation, the job that they have trained and qualified for and their source of income, or traumatised by the lockdown and business closure, or even simply social isolation may find themselves seeking Mental Health services.
The Labour Government has completely failed on it’s promise to focus on the Mental Health sector. Overburdened and drastically underfunded, the system is broken even before the tsunami arrives.
Conversely, the euthanasia agenda is charging full-steam-ahead.
To see where euthanasia and assisted Suicide is headed, see what’s happening in The Netherlands HERE
A terrifying scenario: “Sorry, all our Suicide Prevention consultants are busy right now, but call this number for an alternative solution: Suicide Assistance”
Now. Can you imagine a world where those who resist a vaccine mandate are declared incapable of meeting the “requisite level of capacity?” as the documentation states? If a person refusing certain medications is deemed mentally unfit? Damn, you’d hardly even need to change the Bill of Rights, just redefine “the test that sets the limit for capacity“. Sorry mate, you failed the test, we’re taking charge of your body For The Greater Good.
There are a worrying number of people cheering for vaccine apartheid and a “reward and punishment” system based around vaccination status. I doubt many of them have thought further down the road than COVID.
Down this road lies mandatory or enforced medication.
Voluntary or assisted euthanasia can quickly become mandatory euthanasia if the right to refuse is stealthily taken away. Think I’ve watched or read too many dystopian Sci-fi thrillers? Maybe if so then you haven’t watched or read enough of them, considering how much of this fictional material resembles the present reality.