June 28, 2016
What do you do when your husband has been approved for euthanasia and you are opposed to euthanasia? This is the situation that we faced last week when we received a call from a woman who needed help and advice after her husband had been approved for euthanasia. Due to privacy, I cannot provide more information, but the woman, who deeply loves and cares for her husband, was emotionally upset.
Today we received a call from a woman whose husband became quadriplegic from an accident and now the hospital is pressuring her family to remove his ventilator. We are able to help her defend his right to treatment.
Many people have questioned the purpose for EPC now that Bill C-14 is the law. We have stated on several occasions that our work is more important than ever and these recent phone calls confirm our purpose.
We are now, more than ever, focusing on providing a service to people who are facing subtle or overt pressure to die by euthanasia or people who have concerns about end-of-life decision making or to help people who are faced with euthanasia or assisted suicide decisions by family members or friends.
If you face a crisis situation concerning euthanasia, assisted suicide or ending of life concerns, we promise that we will help you through our Compassionate Community Care service at 1-855-675-8749.
EPC is developing a new resistance campaign. We are working with people in the Netherlands, Belgium, USA and Australia to develop a world-wide campaign to share effective stories and research. This campaign is designed to resist the acceptance of euthanasia while providing jurisdictions with data to resist its legalization.
The Euthanasia Deception documentary will be available to members and associates of EPC during an early online preview at no cost during two days only: July 25 and 26, 2016. Our hope is that once you see the film, you will be inspired to purchase a DVD ($30) and/or consider organizing a screening in your area. You can view/download an 8.5″x11″ promotional poster here. The international release of The Euthanasia Deception will take place in early September, complete with interactive website and helpful resource materials.
You can also contact myself (Alex Schadenberg) or Kevin Dunn (The Euthanasia Deception producer) of DunnMedia to speak at a screening of the documentary in your community. For more information contact us at 1-877-439-3348.
EPC is in the middle of purchasing an office. We need people, who have the ability, to make a generous donation to this project. We continue to need you, our supporters, to become monthly donors. We fear that Canada Post will go on strike soon. If this happens, please donate by credit card: 1-877-439-3348.
Thank you for your support. Protecting people from being killed has become more important than ever.
Executive Director / International Chair