35 Days until the Pro-Life Event of the Year!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEDICAL ETHICS WORKSHOPS:

  • “Assisting Suicide – Latest Developments and Best Arguments” Are YOU ready to argue whether assisting suicide should be legal? This workshop provides a step-by-step primer to counter the two most common pro-euthanasia themes “Whose life is it, anyway?” and “Why would you force anybody to live like that?
  • “Replacing Obamacare: A Detailed Pro-Life Counterproposal” Americans CAN have health care without rationing or unmanageable deficits. Leans how we could finance an affordable health care safety net that would cover those otherwise unable to afford it, while – unlike Obamacare – neither limiting Americans right to use their own money to save their family’s lives nor bankrupting the country or its citizens.
  • “Is Doctor Prescribed Death Coming to Your State Next?” While assisted suicide is legal in only Oregon, Washington, and possibly Montana, the threat of assisted suicide coming to your state remains high. The news from two states under the gun right now and what they are doing to try and prevent PAS from becoming law in their states will be discussed at this session. The workshop will give background and break open the myths surrounding physician assisted suicide. This session will discuss the current legal and legislative landscape, describe some different kinds of successful winning and losing strategies, and talk about what you can do in your own state. It is more important now than ever that physician assisted suicide be stopped in its tracks.
  • “POLST, MOST and Similar Forms: What Should Be the Pro-Life Response” (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) Pushed by the medical community, standard short forms that state what treatment is – and is not – to be given to patients are being adopted in state after state. What should be the pro-life response? Learn from the experience in Kentucky and South Carolina.
  • “Involuntary Denial of Treatment by Doctors and Hospitals: A New Approach to Protect Patients” For almost two decades, we have been fightint to protect the right of patients and their families to CHOOSE life-saving food, fluids, and medical treatment that hospital ethics committees are increasingly denying on “quality of life” grounds. As efforts to add the number of states that require treatment pending transfer to willing health care providers have slowed, a new focus on preventing discriminatory involuntary denial of treatment, food, and fluids has been adopted by one state; does it hold promise for your state?
  • “Defending the Rights of the Disabled and Vulnerable: A Tribute to Brother Michael, fbp” This workshop will tell the inspiring life and death story of Brother Michael Gaworski, fbp, Founder of the Franciscan Brothers of Peace. Because of Brother Michael, the Franciscan Brothers of Peace were on the forefront of the battle to save the life of Terri Schindler-Schiavo. Brother Paul will share the experience of trying to protect their Founder from the Death Movement and its care rationing and euthanasia agenda. The Brothers continue their efforts to protect the disabled and other vulnerable innocents today, through their own pro-life apostolate and their involvement with the Terri Schiavo Life and Hope Network.
  • “Terri’s Legacy: Building a Network that Will Save Lives” It’s every family’s worst nightmare – a loved one is desperately ill and doctors refuse treatment on the grounds that care is “futile.” Where do you turn? Who do you call? Hospital ethics committees, family members who stand to gain financially, and promoters of the euthanasia movement are working together to end the lives of the medically vulnerable every day. It is time for the pro-life movement to stand in the gap and do what it does best – advocate for life. Find out how you can help the Terri Schiavo Life and Hope Network build a nationwide network of medical and legal professionals willing to step in and advocate for the lives of those who are at risk. The time to act is now – the lives you save could be closer to home than you ever thought possible.
  • “Dying of Thirst! Medicine’s Intentional Killing Through Dehydration, and How to Protect the Vulnerable” Throughout the nation, tens of thousands of vulnerable patients are at immediate risk of euthanasia by intentional neglect. The procedure is simple and “effective” and its results are always the same ~ death. But death is not due to an underlying illness or disease. It is not the result of withdrawing extraordinary care and treatment such that the patient succumbs to the ravages of the underlying illness. It is death by withdrawal of all sustenance – food and water – from the medically dependent patient. It is not accidental, it is not “nature taking its course.” It is intentional neglect and it is intentionally lethal. What can be done to protect you and your loved ones? How can you equip others to understand and take positive action in this era of Health Care Reform and cost-cutting?
  • “Death Panels Already a Reality in Texas” Involuntary euthanasia is practiced regularly in the United States, but that reality is all too clear in the state of Texas where a “futile care law” is in effect. The law allows hospital ethics committees to deny lifesaving treatment including but not limited to ventilators, feeding tubes, and antibiotics to patients whose quality of life is deemed to be “insufficient.” Many of these patients are conscious; their families are united in the effort to protect their ailing loved one, and most patients are insured. Still, an unelected body of medical professionals, usually affiliated with the treating facility, can override the patient’s or family’s expressed wishes and withdraw medical treatment based on subjective quality of life judgements. Attend this session and learn how to stop enactment of similar policies in your state.
  • “Deadly Compassion: A Nurse and Patient Discuss Euthanasia” Are hospitals still a safe harbor for all patients, or are certain patients judged differently based on “quality of life” prejudices? Nurse Debra Sturm and disabled veteran Wayne Cockfield discuss the challenges pro-life doctors and patients face when confronted with the medical culture of death. What can you do to protect yourself and your loved ones.

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