Sunday, October 19, 2014

Physicians Alliance Against Euthanasia on Global News

By Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director - Euthanasia Prevention Coalition



Tom Clark from Global News, interviewed Dr Catherine Ferrier, the leader of the Physicians Alliance Against Euthanasia. Clark fails in his attempt to discredit Ferrier in a one-sided interview, The interview is based on the - Open Letter to Canadians on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide.

The Physicians Alliance are urging Canadian physicians to sign the Open Letter to Canadians.

Link to the video of the interview.

Ferrier states in the Global New interview that:
“In the 40 years since palliative care was introduced into Canada, the ability to control pain and other symptoms is improving constantly, although problems of equitable access persist. This is a grave injustice and, many believe, a breach of human rights, but the remedy is not to legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide, it’s to provide the support dying people need.”
Ferrier also states that leaders of the disability community oppose euthanasia and assisted suicide. The Global News report states:
“Disabled people have the right to do all of the things that able bodied people do, but they can’t do a lot of them. And that’s just the way it is because of their disability,” said Ferrier. 
She told Clark many disabled Canadians actually oppose legalizing assisted suicide because it targets them unfairly.
The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition is also urging Canadian physicians to sign the Open Letter to Canadians on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide.

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1 comment:

patricia sawadsky said...

What has happened to the excellent pain control of Brompton's Mixture?

This relieved pain rapidly and very well with the added benefit the individual did not fall asleep.
In contrast was up and around, able to interact with family and friends, join the family at the meal table.
I am a retired RN and familiar with the above.

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