September 5, 2017

Dear Friends,

The 2017 Euthanasia Symposium is coming up soon, on Saturday, October 28, 2017 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) at the Best Western Toronto Carlingview Hotel (Toronto Airport). The cost to attend is $50 (includes lunch). For the first time, this year we are offering a live simulcast of the Euthanasia Symposium that can be viewed online for $30. We will send you the instructions for watching. You can now register online by clicking “Symposium” in the navigation above or call us: 1-877-439-3348.

For those who are unable to attend in person and do not wish to watch the live simulcast, please consider donating $50 for a student to attend or $30 for them to watch remotely.

Our latest resource, the flash drive containing important research and information on euthanasia and assisted suicide, is the easiest and most comprehensive way to share information with groups, individuals and students. Purchase one flash drive for $30, 4 for $100 or 10 for $200 (shipping + taxes are included).

As you may know, The Euthanasia Deception documentary has been an incredible success since it’s official release last September (2016). For the past many months, EPC has been working on a new video under the working title Fatal Flaws. This video project began by examining the debate in the Netherlands to extend euthanasia to include “completed life” as a reason to kill. We did several powerful personal interviews in the Netherlands last spring.

In May, I was invited to speak at a world conference in Hungary. While there, leaders from the Netherlands asked EPC to go back to do more interviews. Based on the new contacts, Kevin Dunn, the co-producer of The Euthanasia Deception, went back to the Netherlands to film these new stories.

In July, we learned about Candice Lewis, a 25 year-old Newfoundland woman with multiple disabilities who was pressured by her doctors last year to die by euthanasia. After contacting her family, Kevin traveled to Newfoundland in August to interview Candice and her family. This young woman has an important story that needs to be heard.

In late August, Kevin conducted another series of interviews in Oregon and Washington State, where assisted suicide is legal. EPC has accumulated many powerful personal stories and interviews for the Fatal Flaws video.

We are now producing several short videos featuring stories that will help defeat the assisted suicide bills in Australia. At the same time, we will produce and release the trailer for Fatal Flaws. Our goal is to release the film early in the new year.

The Fatal Flaws video project has cost us more than expected but the stories are also stronger than we anticipated. Please consider making a generous donation to the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition this month.

Thank you for your continued support,

 

 

 

Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director / International Chair

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