This text is from today’s webcast by Amy Hasbrouck, Director of Toujour Vivant/Not Dead Yet Canada. COUNCIL OF CANADIAN ACADEMIES “MAID” EXPANSION: MATURE MINORS The preamble to Bill C-14 – Canada’s assisted suicide legislation – specifies three possible expansions of assisted suicide to mature minors, people with psychiatric disabilities, and those requesting assisted suicide in … Continue reading NDY Canada Explains the Dangers to Disabled Children of “MAID” Expansion to Minors
The very heart of the argument for assisted suicide/euthanasia (AS/E) is that an individual may be better off dead than disabled. The fact that this argument can be made in respectable public forums demonstrates just how ableist this society is. How deeply the severely abled fear and loathe those of us who live with disability. … Continue reading Carol Cleigh Sutton: I Oppose Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia Because It Is Ableist
Beginning on August 11, 2017, hundreds of white nationalists have marched and committed racially motivated violence on the streets Charlottesville, Virginia. Today, on August 12th, a car driven by one of those racists plowed into a crowd of anti-racist protesters, killing one and injuring 19. Not Dead Yet is horrified by and condemns this violence and the racism and … Continue reading Not Dead Yet Statement Condemning Racist Violence in Charlottesville, VA
(Head and shoulders photo of Anita Cameron, an African-American woman.) Although a 2013 Pew Research Center study shows that 65 percent of Blacks are against assisted suicide, there are not many Blacks who are active in the anti-doctor assisted suicide movement. Here are three reasons that we Blacks must join this critical movement. 1. Our … Continue reading Anita Cameron: Three Big Reasons Black People Should Join the Anti Doctor-Assisted Suicide Movement
The Charlie Gard case concerns a young British child with a very rare genetic condition that has currently left him unable to move, breathe or eat on his own. His parents wanted to take him to the United States for experimental treatment but his London doctors, believing he has suffered enough, wanted to turn off … Continue reading Lisa Blumberg: What Principles Should Govern Charlie Gard’s Case?