Category Archives: euthanasia

My Letter To the Victorian Parliament

[Apologies to those who’ve already seen this letter, which I emailed to the members of Parliament in Victoria, Australia on Monday at the request of Margaret Dore. It’s different from my usual letter, more personal. Margaret’s Choice Is An Illusion and the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition both shared it, which I appreciate and so, a bit … Continue reading My Letter To the Victorian Parliament

NDY Submission to United Nations Criticizes Proposal To Support Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia

Submission re: Draft General Comment on Article 6 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights – Right to Life October 6, 2017 Executive Summary Not Dead Yet USA is a national, grassroots disability rights group that opposes legalization of assisted suicide and euthanasia as deadly forms of discrimination against old, ill and disabled … Continue reading NDY Submission to United Nations Criticizes Proposal To Support Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia

Canadian Proposals for Assisted Suicide Eligibility for Mental Health Conditions

Below is the text of Toujours Vivant/Not Dead Yet Canada‘s webcast today on a Canadian proposal to expand eligibility for assisted suicide and euthanasia (AS/E) to include people with labels of “mental illness.” COUNCIL OF CANADIAN ACADEMIES “MAID” EXPANSION STUDY: MENTAL ILLNESS This is the second part of our series on the three areas of assisted … Continue reading Canadian Proposals for Assisted Suicide Eligibility for Mental Health Conditions

Carol Cleigh Sutton: I Oppose Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia Because It Is Ableist

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

Australia: Liz Carr Singing and Talking Against Assisted Suicide

Anyone who reads this blog or follows the international euthanasia/assisted debate should be familiar with Liz Carr – whose website describes her as an actor, comedian, presenter, and activist. The list is too short – she’s also a documentary film maker and a playwright. She’s in Australia right now, with her musical “Assisted Suicide – … Continue reading Australia: Liz Carr Singing and Talking Against Assisted Suicide