Physicians Alliance for the Total Refusal of Euthanasia formed

By Alex Schadenberg, executive director
Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

The Physicians Alliance for the Total Refusal of Euthanasia has formed in Quebec. This group has established themselves under the banner to push for the Total Refusal of Euthanasia while promoting Caring, Not Killing.

The website has been launched in English and French. The Physicians Alliance is asking physicians to Sign the Declaration in English and French.

The websites also provide facts and support for the physicians who join together to oppose the implementation of euthanasia in Quebec.

You can link to the Physicians Alliance at

[Editor’s note. Mr. Schadenberg then reproduces the following which appears at the top of the Physicians Alliance webpage]

The Physicians Alliance

The question of euthanasia matters to all physicians, regardless of their specialty or area of practice. We are asking you to join an alliance of Quebec physicians against euthanasia and assisted suicide. We are physicians who see any law allowing doctors to intentionally end the life of their patients as contrary to the goals of medicine and the good of our patients, especially the most vulnerable and those who cannot speak for themselves.                                                                                                                                 

Why a Physicians’ Alliance for Total Refusal of Euthanasia? Read Context section

Why a Declaration for Total Refusal of Euthanasia? Read Key facts section

Who are the signatories of the declaration initiative? Read Signatories section

Consult physician’s testimonial in Documentation section

FOR PHYSICIANS:  Join us in a physicians’ alliance opposing euthanasia.       Read and sign The Declaration on line or download the declaration.

FOR CITIZENS: Support the Physicians’ Alliance initiative for Total Refusal of Euthanasia.

Read the detailed list of the physician founders of the Alliance and their credentials.  

This initiative is not linked to any other group or association. Membership in the alliance refers to your support for the declaration; it involves no other commitment.

The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition encourages its members and supporters to also support the Physicians Alliance for the Total Refusal of Euthanasia.