We have great news. Jean Echlin has agreed to become the new President of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (EPC). Jean is a nursing consultant in palliative care and an adjunct professor in nursing at the University of Windsor. Jean is an award winning palliative care leader and she was the founding Vice President of EPC in 1998.
We reprinted Jean Echlin’s booklet: Palliative Care Not Euthanasia that we distribute for $5 per copy. We have published a new article by Jean Echlin in the current newsletter.
EPC has updated our response to the Supreme Court of Canada’s assisted suicide decision. We are now promoting the www.giveustime.ca website and post card campaign which asks the federal government to hold a Royal Commission on assisted suicide and to use the notwithstanding clause to give parliament more time.
We distributed 80,000 post-cards in the original letter writing and post-card campaign. The Give us time! post-cards can be ordered in English and French from EPC at no cost.
We have updated the Protecting People From Euthanasia & Assisted Suicide pamphlet based on the Supreme Court decision and the recent studies from Belgium proving that significant abuse of euthanasia law occurs.
EPC sold more than 100,000 copies of the original Protecting People pamphlet. Order the new Protecting People pamphlet for $25 for 100 copies or 500 copies for $100 (plus shipping on all orders).
Save the date: The next EPC National Symposium will be in Montreal QC on October 31, 2015. EPC is organizing our national symposium with the Living with Dignity network and the Physicians Alliance Against Euthanasia.
EPC – International has also co-sponsored a conference in Dublin, Ireland on June 6, 2015.
EPC is working with Compassionate Community Care (CCC), a service that offers practical advice and information for people who are concerned about medical treatment decisions, being denied basic care or concerns about euthanasia for themselves or a loved one. Donations for CCC can be made to the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition.
The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition has responded to the Supreme Court decision by focusing on protecting people from euthanasia and assisted suicide. Our activity level has increased and our work continues.
The Do Not Kill Me wallet card has become very popular. We will send one to you with any donation or upon request.
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