Thursday, March 22, 2018

Nebraska speaking tour, a great success.

Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition



Thank you to the organizers of the three day speaking tour that I just completed in Nebraska. The Nebraska legislature has rejected "Oregon model" assisted suicide bills in 2016 and 2017. Senator Ernie Chambers is vowing to bring the assisted suicide bill back again.

The organizer of the tour enabled interviews with two TV news segments. 

Here is the link to the video of the KLKN news report in Lincoln Nebraska. Here is the report:
Alex Schadenberg of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition said many people who have been diagnosed with terminal illnesses are too emotionally distraught to know if asking a doctor to euthanize them is really the right thing for them--especially, he says, when their diagnoses were wrong. 
"You're taking somebody who's going through a down time in their life, when they're emotionally distraught by their situation," Schadenberg said. "And you're saying to them 'yes, you qualify for assisted suicide. We're going to help kill you.'" 
Schadenberg said there's no way to come back from a misdiagnosis when you've already died by assisted suicide. 
He said doctors should provide proper care and never be involved in causing someone's death. 
Schadenberg said Nebraska is one of 26 states that has debated assisted suicide. Sen. Ernie Chambers has introduced legislation in the past.
Alex Schadenberg is booking speaking engagements for the early summer and fall and we are encouraging groups and individuals to organize screenings of the Fatal Flaws film that will be released in May 2018.

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