January 10, 2018

Dear Friends,

The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (EPC) has both good and concerning news to share.

In 2017, Canada experienced a massive push to normalize euthanasia. The number of reported deaths suggests that Canada may soon be competing with Belgium and the Netherlands as one of the worst killing nations.

Thank you to the many people who sent us a generous donation towards the Fatal Flaws in December. We stated last month that we needed $90,000 to complete the film. We still need at least $30,000.

EPC continues pushing back the death culture. In 2017, we screened The Euthanasia Deception documentary throughout Canada and the US and completed the filming of Fatal Flaws.

Another good news story from last year is the success of the Compassionate Community Care service (CCC) that offers advice, help and support regarding euthanasia and assisted suicide and end-of-life treatment issues. Compassionate Community Care obtained a charitable number near the end of 2017. Call 1-855-675-8749 for help.

In December, EPC received correspondence from a Swede who opposes euthanasia. He asked the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) about the definition of “terminal illness” in their assisted suicide Act, learning that they define “terminal illness” to include people who refuse treatment, even when the treatment will lead to a cure. This definition means that even people who, for example, are diabetic and refuse insulin qualify for an assisted suicide prescription. Here is the article: Oregon Health Authority Reveals Hidden problems with the Oregon Assisted Suicide Model.

I recently re-read the historically important book, Allowing the Destruction of Life Unworthy of Life (1920), the book that led to the Nazi T-4 euthanasia program and the excellent book by Dutch Journalist, Gerbert van Loenen, Do You Call This A Life? When reading Allowing the Destruction of Life Unworthy of Life, I recognized that the concepts justifying euthanasia without request are now being used to justify voluntary euthanasia. In Do You Call This A Life?, van Loenen reveals how Canada is following the Netherlands’ experience with negative social change resulting from the legalization of euthanasia.

Allowing the Destruction of Life Unworthy of Life by Karl Binding and Alfred Hoche front cover

Do You Call This a Life? Blurred Boundaries in the Netherlands' Right-to-Die Laws by Gerbert van Loenen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We will send you a copy of one of these two books (your choice) upon request, if you donate $100 this month.

Thank you to those who collect Air Miles for the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. If you need to replace your EPC Air Miles card or if you wish to distribute them, call EPC at 1-877-439-3348 or email info@epcc.ca.

Your donation will enable us to complete Fatal Flaws by the spring and continue protecting you from euthanasia and assisted suicide. A special thank you goes out to our monthly donors.

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