Assisted suicide lobby spreads falsehoods to promote systemic ableism

By Stephen Mendelsohn, Research Analyst / Social Media Coordinator for Second Thoughts Connecticut. Editor’s note. The following article was published by the Connecticut Mirror today and reposted on the blog of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. Proponents of assisted suicide repeatedly spread falsehoods to promote their lethal and ableist agenda. The February 8 op-ed, “Aid in …

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Toronto Star Editorial: Trudeau government should rethink its flawed changes to assisted dying

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition When the Toronto Star, which is usually a Liberal newspaper and is supportive of Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID), says in its editorial that the Trudeau government’s changes to the euthanasia law are flawed, then you know that the message is getting out. The February 26 Toronto …

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Legalizing euthanasia “makes killing the norm, not the exception”

Editor’s note. This appeared on the blog of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition and is reposted with permission. Henk Reitsema wrote an insightful article that was published in The Times UK on February 23. Reitsema is responding to the campaign to legalize euthanasia in Scotland.  Reitsema comments on the expansion of euthanasia and the growth in acceptance of …

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Canadian government agrees to permit euthanasia for mental illness alone

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Last week I reported that Canada’s Senate passed Bill C-7, the bill to expand Canada’s Medical Aid in Dying (euthanasia) law, with dangerous amendments that further expands the law.  As bad as Bill C-7 was originally, the Senate passed five amendments to Bill C-7. The primary amendments were …

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Portugal’s President considers euthanasia bill to be unconstitutional

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (EPC) On January 29, the Portuguese Parliament voted to legalize euthanasia. The bill  allows euthanasia for people who are not terminally ill but rather suffering from permanent injuries or a grave and incurable illness.  EPC responded by urging people to contact President Marcelo de Sousa and ask him to veto …

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Wider access to euthanasia will be catastrophic for people with disabilities, author says

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The National Post recently published an excellent article written by Barbara Kay titled “Wider access to assisted dying in Canada will be catastrophic for the disabled.” Kay was writing about Bill C-7, the bill to expand euthanasia in Canada, prior to its February 16th passage in Canada’s …

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Canada’s Justice Minister asks Quebec Court for a fourth extension to consider euthanasia expansion

 By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The Canadian Press reported Friday  The Trudeau government is seeking a fourth extension to the court-imposed deadline for expanding access to medical assistance in dying. Justice Minister David Lametti is asking the court to give the government one more month — until March 26 — to pass …

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Canadian Senate passes Bill C-7 with amendments to allow euthanasia for mental illness and incompetent people

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition On Wednesday, Canada’s Senate overwhelmingly passed Bill C-7, the bill to expand Canada’s euthanasia law, with amendments “that would relax access even more than proposed by the government,” Joan Bryden with the Canadian Press reported. As bad as Bill C-7 was, the Senate amended the bill to …

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Myths and Facts about MAiD (euthanasia) for Mental Illness

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Editor’s note. Just after we posted this story, Mr. Schadenberg reported that “Canada’s Senate passed Bill C-7, the bill to expand Canada’s euthanasia law, with amendments to further expand the law.” Possibly the best article ever written about Canada’s Bill C-7 and the push to expand MAiD (euthanasia …

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Frustrated with the lies told during the New Mexico assisted suicide HB 47 legislative hearings

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Saturday was the second time that I presented (by zoom) before a New Mexico legislative committee hearing concerning HB 47, the bill to legalize assisted suicide. My concern with the legislative committee hearing was not the one minute given to every witness. Not much can be said …

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What the assisted suicide lobby doesn’t want you to know, and why

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. Assisted suicide will be a hotly debated issue in 2021, even though many State legislatures had  COVID-19 restrictions that  make communication with elected representatives difficult. States that are currently debating the legalization of assisted suicide include: Arizona, Connecticut, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, North Dakota, Nevada, New Mexico, …

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Canadian Senate expected to vote on Bill C-7 (bill to expand euthanasia law) on February 17.

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Editor’s note. This is excerpted from a post that appeared on Mr. Schadenberg’s blog. Posted with permission. Joan Bryden is reported for the Canadian Press that Bill C-7, the bill to expand euthanasia in Canada, is scheduled to be voted on in the Senate on February 17. The date …

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