February 04, 2019
The Stopping Assisted Suicide in Your State Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico, was a big success and perfectly timed. The conference was Saturday, January 26 and the State’s assisted suicide bill hearing was on the Monday morning. We trained many people to witness against assisted suicide and there was an incredible turnout at the hearing.
The educational version of Fatal Flaws: Legalizing Assisted Death is now being distributed. This shorter version (55-minutes vs. 80) was edited for use in schools and has the option of French or Spanish subtitles. The Fatal Flaws companion pamphlet remains relevant since all the major stories are in the new educational version. The cost is the same: $40 each, 3 DVDs for $100, 100 pamphlets for $40 or 300 for $100. One DVD plus 100 pamphlets is $75.
Fatal Flaws was also screened at a psychiatric conference in Canada and it will be viewed by 250 physicians at an upcoming American medical conference.
Great news! Fatal Flaws will be screened at the Winnipeg Real to Reel Film Festival (February 22 to 24, 2019).
We have been inundated with requests for hundreds of Fatal Flaws DVDs for legislators in the US and internationally. We are happily providing the DVDs and links to watch through Vimeo but we need your financial support to help with the cost.
We are incredibly concerned about the extension of euthanasia to children (“mature minors”) in Canada. Canada’s new Justice Minister, David Lametti, voted against the euthanasia bill because he thought the law was too restrictive. Please help us with our petition opposing child euthanasia. We will mail you printed copies upon request.
It appears that the US assisted suicide lobby decided that 2019 will be a “watershed” year. They have introduced bills to expand assisted suicide in Oregon, to define assisted suicide as palliative care in Delaware, to attack physician conscience rights by requiring them to refer for assisted suicide and they are supporting the radical New Mexico bill. The EPC is working with leaders in these states to provide arguments and stories (from Fatal Flaws) to prevent the legalization of assisted suicide. Fortunately, Montana has a bill that will, once again, prohibit assisted suicide.
We also consider 2019 to be a “watershed” year. We are enabling leaders, in Canada and world-wide to oppose euthanasia and assisted suicide. We are only effective with your support and donations. Please help us with the cost of providing legislators the Fatal Flaws film.
We humbly ask that more of our regular supporters become monthly donors, helping us to budget our monthly bills.
Thank you for your continued support,
Executive Director & International Chair