May 29, 2017
Great news! Conscience rights for physicians in Vermont have, once again, been protected! The Vermont Alliance for Ethical Healthcare who were represented by the ADF (Alliance Defending Freedom) won their court case on Monday May 22, when the appeal by the suicide lobby of the previous court victory was dropped.
Vermont physicians were being told that they did not have to assist their patients’ suicides but were required to refer. The victory in Vermont provides greater hope for Ontario doctors who are fighting a similar court case to protect their conscience rights. Physicians in Ontario, who refuse to kill their patients, are being forced by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario to refer their patients for the purpose of euthanasia. A conscience rights court challenge by Ontario physicians who oppose killing their patients is scheduled for June.
The Euthanasia Deception continues to be successful. A new documentary on euthanasia in the Netherlands will be released this fall. Based on our goal of producing films for social change, this new documentary is based on interviews from the Netherlands, including a woman who resisted pressure to die by euthanasia last year. The cost of producing powerful films for social change is prohibitive. We need $40,000 to complete this project.
For the past year I have been preparing a collection of best articles opposing euthanasia and assisted suicide. Recently, we decided to produce a USB (computer) flash drive containing the most important research articles and information on euthanasia and assisted suicide. The advantage to a USB flash drive is that we can provide research and information in an organized and easily accessible format. It is also an easy way for groups and individuals to provide research and information opposing euthanasia and assisted suicide to students, schools and supporters.
The flash drives are being sold 1 for $30, 4 for $100 and 10 for $200 (all prices include shipping and taxes). The drive will be available at the end of June.
We urge you to protect yourself and those you love by writing your doctor a letter that explains why you oppose euthanasia and why you do not want to die by euthanasia. We also want you to ask your doctor where he/she stands on euthanasia and then share this information with us so that we can help other people in your community who are looking for a doctor. Ask them to put your letter in your medical file.
The 2017 Euthanasia Symposium is on Saturday October 28, at the Best Western Toronto Carlingview Hotel. Speakers include: Dr. Mark Komrad, a member of the American College of Psychiatrists, Dr. Ramona Coehlo, a dynamic Ontario physician, Paul Russell, director of Hope Australia, Dr. Jacqueline Abernathy, a researcher on euthanasia and assisted suicide, Kevin Dunn (films for social change) and more. More information to come next month.
It is only through your financial support that we can continue to protect people from euthanasia and assisted suicide. We literally need $40,000 to complete the Netherlands documentary. Please help us if you can.
Thank you for your continued support with a special thank you to our monthly and regular donors.
Executive Director / International Chair