Vermont: Anti-Assisted Suicide Groups Announce New Resources/Governor to Sign Assisted Suicide Bill Into Law Monday, May 20From True Dignity Vermont: Watchdog Group Launches Hotline True Dignity Vermont has launched an abuse hotline in response to the recently-passed bill that will allow Vermont physicians to prescribe lethal drugs to terminally ill patients. Individuals who suspect patients of being unduly influenced to request or ingest lethal drugs, or of being given such drugs [...](May 20, 2013). Read more.
Canada: Toujours Vivant-Not Dead Yet to Highlight Between Euthanasia and Discrimination at May 18 Anti-Euthanasia March in QuebecFrom the press release: MONTREAL, May 16, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ – Toujours Vivant-Not Dead Yet will join Québécers who oppose euthanasia on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at noon on the Plains of Abraham. TVNDY is a progressive, non-religious project to unite and give voice to the disability opposition to euthanasia, assisted suicide, and other discriminatory [...](May 17, 2013). Read more.
Maine: Lewiston Sun Journal – “Bill allowing doctor-assisted suicide has troubling aspects” by Michael ReynoldsThis is the newspaper’s mini-bio for Mike Reynolds: Michael Reynolds of Lewiston is a writer and Web designer for Ability Maine, a disability rights website funded by Resources Organizing for Social Change, a nonprofit based in Monroe. He is a long-time activist and was born with cerebral palsy. To add to that – Mike has [...](April 29, 2013). Read more.
Council of Canadians with Disabilities Media Advisory – Suicide Celebration Instead of Suicide PreventionFrom the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Blog: (Note – the op-ed mentioned below is included at the end of the media advisory, instead of just linked as stated in test) CCD Media Advisory: Suicide Celebration Instead of Suicide Prevention 23 April 2013, WINNIPEG, MB According to media reports, Susan Griffiths’ assisted suicide will likely [...](April 25, 2013). Read more.
NDY President Diane Coleman Submits Comments on Futile Care Policies to National Council on DisabilityThe National Council on Disability (NCD) “is an independent federal agency charged with advising the President, Congress, and other federal agencies regarding policies, programs, practices, and procedures that affect people with disabilities. NCD is comprised of a team of fifteen Presidential appointees , an Executive Director appointed by the Chairman, and eleven, full-time professional staff.” [...](April 22, 2013). Read more.
Exec. Director of American Humanist Assoc. Echoes Compassion and Choices’ Exploitation of Elderly Homicide/SuicidesRoy Speckhardt, Executive Director of the American Humanist Association, published an essay today – April 16 – on Huffington Post. His essay uses the tragedies of elderly suicide/homicides to build a case of assisted suicide, a tactic which will be familiar to readers of this blog. Here’s an excerpt from his essay, titled “Getting the [...](April 16, 2013). Read more.