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Bill C-230: The Protection of Freedom of Conscience Act had its first hour of debate on Monday, March 28; its second is scheduled for June 8. Please contact and urge your Member of Parliament (MP) to support this bill. We have printed postcards for you to send to your MP. Call 1-877-439-3348 or email office@epcc.ca to ask for a card to be mailed to you or to place a bulk order.

May 5, 2022

Dear Friend:

You helped us save a life this month!

I received a call from a woman in BC (Canada) who had been approved for euthanasia (MAiD). She has cancer; she is blind and has debilitating arthritis. She asked for and was approved for euthanasia because she was finding it difficult to live with dignity. This woman was speaking to one of our supporters and mentioned that she had been approved for MAiD. Our supporter spoke with her and then referred her to me. She told me that, due to her arthritis, she couldn’t walk to the washing machine in her apartment building or to a store to obtain coins to do her wash, she couldn’t take a shower without assistance and couldn’t go shopping. She asked for euthanasia because she couldn’t live this way. After our conversation I agreed to call her back the next day. I then called the Delta Hospice Society who contacted service agencies who could provide help with cleaning, showering and shopping. I will continue to speak to her since one of the greatest human needs is to be able to speak and be with others.

Offering this woman support costs money. Your support of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (EPC) saves lives. Your financial support is crucial and makes a difference.

We also have good news from Connecticut where the assisted suicide bill has been defeated ten years straight.

EPC has made a difference in the child euthanasia debate. Leaders in the Netherlands worked with EPC to establish the Protect Children’s Lives network to oppose child euthanasia. This network was successful in the Netherlands. EPC is funding a new website (www.protectchildrenslives.com) to oppose child euthanasia internationally.

The Special Joint Committee on Medical Assistance in Dying, established by the federal government, is investigating euthanasia for “mature minors”. In response, EPC launched a petition opposing child euthanasia. You can sign the petition online via this link.

We are also promoting the petition supporting conscience rights Bill C-230 (SIGN HERE). In our April mailing we included a mailable postcard encouraging your Member of Parliament to support this bill. We thank the many supporters who contacted us to make a bulk order of cards. We have sent out 15,000. Call 1-877-439-3348 or email office@epcc.ca if you would like postcards to distribute.

In the past few months donations have been lower. Your financial support makes it possible for EPC to work with like-minded groups and individuals to stop the killing. We are committed to saving lives, alerting others about the threat of euthanasia and helping people change.

Thank you for your support! Consider becoming a monthly or regular donor.

Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director

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