Thursday, October 13, 2011

Euthanasia Prevention Coalition requests intervention status in Carter case

The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (EPC) has requested to become an Intervener in the BC Civil Liberties Association – Carter case. The Carter case seeks to legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide through the court.

The EPC is a broadly based national coalition of groups and individuals that exists to build a social barrier to euthanasia and assisted suicide.

Our primary positions include that:
* The current laws are a necessary safeguard to protect people with disabilities, the elderly and other vulnerable people from euthanasia and assisted suicide.
* The current laws are constitutional based on the decision of the Rodriquez case.
* On April 21, 2010, parliament defeated Bill C-384 by a vote of 228 to 59, a bill that would have legalized euthanasia and assisted suicide in Canada.

For further comment contact:
Hugh Scher - EPC legal counsel at: 416-816-6115
Alex Schadenberg – EPC national Executive Director at: 519-851-1434
Dr Will Johnston – EPC – British Columbia President at: 604-220-2042

Euthanasia Prevention Coalition – www.euthanasiaprevention.on.ca

Links to previous articles concerning the Carter case.

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