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PRESS RELEASE (English and French): Disability Rights Activists Begin 2nd Day of Protests Against Pro-Euthanasia Conference in Chicago

IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 19, 2014 CONTACT Diane Coleman 708-420-0539;  Amy Hasbrouck 450-921-3057 Disability Rights Activists Begin Second Day of Protests Against International Euthanasia Group Meeting in Chicago Canadian and Québécois activists will join American Disabled for Attendant Programs Today (ADAPT), Not Dead Yet (NDY) and other disability rights groups in Chicago September 18-20 to protest the … Continue reading PRESS RELEASE (English and French): Disability Rights Activists Begin 2nd Day of Protests Against Pro-Euthanasia Conference in Chicago

Some Victories and Welcome Developments This Week – Quebec and New Hampshire

A fair amount of news this week. Most of it is good news. And none of it’s really bad. First – the good.  Not one, but three assisted suicide measures were voted down in New Hampshire! (You can read about specifics regarding the main bill – HB 1325 – here.) Here is info on 2 … Continue reading Some Victories and Welcome Developments This Week – Quebec and New Hampshire

Canada: Toujours Vivant-Not Dead Yet Release: Bill 52 And Suicide Prevention Week: Deadly Irony

Press Release from Toujours-Vivant-Not Dead Yet: Bill 52 And Suicide Prevention Week: Deadly Irony VALLEYFIELD, QC, Feb. 1, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ – While Quebec marks suicide prevention week from February 2-8, disability rights activists believe Bill 52, which would allow euthanasia of ill and disabled people, undermines the public policy of suicide prevention. “There is … Continue reading Canada: Toujours Vivant-Not Dead Yet Release: Bill 52 And Suicide Prevention Week: Deadly Irony

RELEASE: Canadian Association for Community Living Relieved at Dismissal of Appeal in Rasouli Case

The Supreme Court of Canada has dismissed an appeal that would have permitted doctors to end life support for a severely brain-damaged man without the consent of his family or a substitute decision maker. Under the Health Care Consent Act, doctors who want to withdraw life support from an incapacitated person without the consent of … Continue reading RELEASE: Canadian Association for Community Living Relieved at Dismissal of Appeal in Rasouli Case