February 7, 2018
Thank you to everyone who has donated to Fatal Flaws which is scheduled for release in May, 2018. Through personal life experiences, this feature-length documentary (90 minutes) uncovers the hidden truth about euthanasia and assisted suicide. Please contact Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (EPC) to organize a screening of Fatal Flaws in your community.
We need at least another $20,000 in donations to complete the final production of this film.
On January 31, Ontario’s Divisional Court decided that physicians who will not kill their patients must provide an “effective referral” to a physician who will. This forces physicians who conscientiously object to participate in the euthanasia process. The death lobby only believes in the “choice to die.” This decision will be appealed to the Court of Appeal for Ontario.
Last year, a Vermont court upheld conscience rights for physicians by striking down a requirement that doctors refer for assisted suicide; yet the Massachusetts assisted suicide bill requires doctors to prescribe or refer for assisted suicide.
We are urging our supporters to support conscience rights for Canadian physicians through the Coalition for HealthCARE and Conscience: www.canadiansforconscience.ca.
At the same time, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights has instituted the Conscience and Religious Freedom Division. While Canadian physicians are being pressured against their will to participate in the killing of patients, the U.S. government is working to protect physicians’ conscience rights.
In January, EPC ran a campaign asking people to sign the petition “A Letter of Hope to Aurelia.” Aurelia was a 29-year-old Dutch woman who was scheduled to die by euthanasia for psychiatric reasons. We contacted Aurelia and urged her to live. Even though more than 12,000 people signed the letter, she died by lethal drugs on January 26.
Last month, EPC published an article by Fabian Stahle, titled “Oregon Health Authority Reveals Hidden Problems with the Oregon Assisted Suicide Model.” Stahle’s article received news coverage, distribution and significant commentary from the media. It is one of the most important research articles opposing assisted suicide.
On Tuesday February 27, EPC will be offering an online training session for people who are committed to opposing assisted suicide. If you are interested in participating in this session, please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have been overwhelmed by the generosity of you, our supporters. The success of our work is dependent on you. Please consider becoming a monthly or regular donor, and help us by organizing a screening of Fatal Flaws. Since February is a slower month for donations, we are offering a selection of books for those who donate $100 or more. Your donation enables us to continue protecting people from euthanasia and assisted suicide.