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September 26, 2018

Dear Friends,

EPC is commemorating 20 years of service protecting people from euthanasia and assisted suicide. This month’s newsletter is our 200th edition and soon we will be celebrating our 20th Euthanasia Symposium.

The 2018 Euthanasia Symposium is on Saturday October 27 at the Best Western PLUS Winnipeg Airport Hotel (1715 Wellington Ave).

Keynote speakers are Alexandra Snyder, a California lawyer who is fighting the California assisted suicide law in the courts, and Paul Saba, a Québec physician who will be speaking about Why I Won’t Kill.

Speakers include Kevin Dunn, Co-Producer of Fatal Flaws: Legalizing Assisted Death, Amy Hasbrouck, EPC President and Director of Toujours Vivant – Not Dead Yet, Taylor Hyatt, researcher for Not Dead Yet, James Mahony, freelance journalist and former lawyer, Jen Romnes, painter and author of the books Entangled 1 & 2, and myself.

Just like last year, you can attend the Symposium for $50 (includes lunch) or watch the live simulcast for $30. Last year more people viewed remotely than attended in person. This year we are expecting even more people to watch online. The Symposium is on Saturday October 27 from 9 am to 4 pm (Central Time).

The debates over child euthanasia, euthanasia for people with psychiatric conditions and euthanasia for people who are incompetent but previously requested death have emerged in the medical and bioethics journals. It appears that the “intellectuals” are promoting the extension of euthanasia in Canada.

All of the arguments promoting euthanasia are based on a big lie; it is never compassionate or caring to kill someone. Furthermore, the false concept of freedom, autonomy and choice in the euthanasia debate are undercut when the euthanasia lobby promotes euthanasia for children, dementia and incompetent people. Choice is an illusion.

Killers demand acceptance. The Canadian and Dutch Medical Associations are lobbying the World Medical Association (WMA) to change its position opposing euthanasia and assisted suicide. Many doctors are attending the WMA meeting on October 2 – 4 in Iceland to oppose any changes.

WMA Declaration on Euthanasia
WMA Statement on Physician-Assisted Suicide

Fatal Flaws: Legalizing Assisted Death continues to be screened throughout the world. Screenings have been happening in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the US. The film has resulted in huge wins.

We continue working to protect people from euthanasia and assisted suicide.

Thank you for your continued support!

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Alex Schadenberg

Executive Director & International Chair

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