The Canadian government consultation on legislative options on assisted suicide was launched on July 17. We urge every group and individual to participate in the online consultation by making submissions to the panel. We need all our supporters to submit their thoughts concerning legislative options to: http://www.ep-ce.ca/
The Ontario government established the Provincial-Territorial Expert Advisory group which is established with a stacked deck of euthanasia activists in its group. Because of the one-sided nature of the questionnaire on its website we are urging every group and individual to send their comments by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
EPC is also very concerned about the right of health care professionals to conscientiously object to euthanasia and assisted suicide. Protections in law can only be guaranteed when physicians have the right, in law, to say NO.
The Québec government has started to publish its “rules” for implementing euthanasia, which include falsifying death certificates and distributing euthanasia kits. It appears that transparency and patient protection have been forgotten. EPC is working with the Physicians Alliance Against Euthanasia, Not Dead Yet and other partners to respond.
Great News and Bad News.
On September 11, the British parliament overwhelmingly defeated the assisted suicide bill by a vote of 330 to 118. On the same day, the California Senate supported its assisted suicide bill. EPC has been urging people to contact California Governor Jerry Brown asking him to veto the assisted suicide bill.
In January, EPC was instrumental in launching Compassionate Community Care (CCC), a service that provides advice and support for people concerned about medical treatment decisions and those who are feeling pressured to euthanasia. CCC is continuing its mission.
Earlier this year, EPC had a financial crisis that was solved by many people giving generous donations. The donation difficulty continues. We responded by reducing our staff leaving us without a full-time person to design our materials and operate our social media. Please continue donating to our important work. Monthly donors are especially needed.
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