‘Never in danger’

RE: ‘Slippery slope,’ Sept. 22.

Letter writer Pat Woode suggested I research an organization called the Euthenasia Prevention Coalition (EPC). They have both American and Canadian contact locations. I have a problem with Americans working against our Canadian law, in this case medical assistance in dying (MAID).

As far as I can see, the EPC serves to scare and confuse. I hope I can dispel Woode’s fear of long-term care (LTC) homes.

For the past eight years I have lived in three LTC homes – until I reached my home of first choice. I have never been afraid of being euthanized. I never had a reason to. I never even thought about it. The staff are all professional. I trust our staff.

Woode wrote in her letter that “Jan Corbett is most fortunate not have anyone in her family or friends euthanized against their will.” I am not fortunate as they were never in any danger.

As for “competent to decide,” I recommend reading the government of Canada’s “new medical assistance in dying law.” Look for the list of eligible criteria.

Thanks for letting me speak.

Jan Corbett,