Tuesday, September 18, 2012

HOPE Australia founder: First European Symposium on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide - A big Success.

Paul Russell
founder - HOPE Australia
I’m just back from the first European Symposium on Euthanasia & Assisted Suicide held in Edinburgh Scotland. Thanks to the organisers the UK Care Not Killing Alliance for putting on a fantastic event and also to the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, Canada for sponsoring my trip.

The event gathered experts from across the globe and, most notably, from every European nation where euthanasia & assisted suicide is practiced or is threatened.

The event was strongly outcome focussed and many new alliances and outcomes were forged over the two days.

As part of my trip I was asked to take part in a debate in Aberdeen as part of the British Science Fair. The audience was polled prior to the event and post-event polling showed that our side convinced four previous neutral audience members whilst the pro-side convinced no-one extra.

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