MAID Is What You Get After Decades Of Unrestricted Abortion

Written By Wyatt Claypool, Posted on January 5, 2023

In 1988, Canada’s laws in regard to abortion were struck down by the Supreme Court of Canada’s (SCC) ridiculous R v Morgentaler ruling which somehow found that women’s Canadian Charter rights were violated by the rules requiring a panel of doctors to approve abortion, based on the grounds of severe physical risks. 

The SCC’s 5-2 decision written by Brian Dickson argued that women’s Section 7 charter rights were violated, which when you read it could make all sorts of sensible restrictions in law unconstitutional on the vaguest of grounds.

Section 7 states:

Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of the person and the right not to be deprived thereof except in accordance with the principles of fundamental justice.

Reading that and concluding that somehow Section 7 allows for an unborn child to be cut up is legal insanity, and all this in favour of what Dickson dubbed a woman’s ability to pursue her own “priorities and aspirations” which apparently is incompatible with being a mother or putting a child up for adoption.

Nobody should be able to read the SCC’s justification for eliminating all abortion laws in Canada and not see how this has lead Canada to the point that Medical Assitance in Dying (MAID) being offered to injured veterans or patients in hospitals needing to undergo expensive surgeries the state would rather not pay for.

In the video below, Sean Fitzgerald, an American Youtuber who goes by the title “Actual Justice Warrior” breaks down the disgusting extent to which MAID availability has been expanded in Canada. MAID is no longer just being made available for the extremely ill but is being recommended to healthy people. Sean strongly emphasizes that MAID is slowly being made more accessible to “mature minors” which is just a euphemistic way to say, children. 

Simply put, weak justifications for lowering the value of one life will inevitably reduce the value of all life. 

Having unrestricted access to abortion in Canada for over 35 years, with only the conscience rights of individual doctors as a barrier, has made it so that a large portion of Canada’s population sees nothing odd about people having Canada’s public healthcare system off them due to disabilities, minor injuries, or mental health issues. 

It is a hopeful fact that most Canadians seem horrified by government institutions like the Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) directly marketing MAID. In the case of the VAC, they have now offered MAID to at least two veterans for physical and mental health issues. It is unthinkable that a veteran who developed PTSD defending the rights of Canadians is then told the government is willing to kill him if he wants, but if MAID is not dismantled unethical behaviour like what has taken place at the VAC will become normalized.

But, as I said before, MAID and other nihilistic trends toward anti-life attitudes/policies can only be fundamentally reversed when access to abortion is once again heavily restricted. 

Anyone who thinks issues with MAID and abortion are two separate issues fails to see that there is no limiting principle that allows you to be in favour of abortion without inevitably justifying radical MAID laws. If you supposedly have the ability to end a child’s life for your own “priorities and aspirations” then why shouldn’t you be able to end your own life once you feel there is nothing more to aspire to? 

Also if the lack of restrictions on abortion and MAID is to be celebrated, why is it wrong to offer either of those services to someone you deem may be interested in them? 

If you don’t look at these issues from a moral standpoint you will have to try and handwave away the obvious fact we are all uncomfortable with those services being offered because they are fundamentally immoral. 

It is time we reject the moral relativism that the political left has tried to impose on society for the last several decades, and embrace the the fact that objective right and wrong exist and can be determined.

Wyatt Claypool

Wyatt is a student at Mount Royal University, where he is the president of its Campus Conservative club. In his writing, he focuses on covering provincial and federal politics, firearms regulation, and the energy sector. Wyatt has also previously written for The Post Millennial.

2 responses to “MAID Is What You Get After Decades Of Unrestricted Abortion”

  1. Mark Brown says:

    Good writing. Based in the Truth. Soldier on…

  2. Jeffery Gilbert says:

    Well said!