Friday, June 7, 2013

Respond to the Quebec government euthanasia bill

Letter Writing Campaign
The Quebec government will introduce a bill to legalize euthanasia.

The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition is asking you to use the following talking points when writing a letter to the editor.

1. Deaths without consent or other abuses will occur. Do not legalize euthanasia, it is not safe. Link to an article

2. People with disabilities, people living with depression and elderly people who are dependent on others are medically vulnerable. Prohibiting euthanasia is an effective way to prevent elder abuse and the abuse of people with disabilities.

3. Euthanasia is a direct and intentional act to cause the death of another person. Euthanasia is a form of homicide. Euthanasia is not healthcare and killing is not caring. Link to an article.

Dear friends of the Physicians' Alliance for Total Refusal of Euthanasia.

The bill to legalize euthanasia will be tabled in the National Assembly. 

I propose that each of us write a 100 to 200 word letter denouncing the bill to the newspaper of his/her choice, today as soon as the bill is tabled. Or if it is delayed a few days, the same day it is tabled. Each one from his/her own point of view, taking into account your personal experience. You could prepare it ahead of time and then adjust it as necessary. The e-mail addresses for letters to the editor of the major newspapers are listed below.
London Free Press:

Physicians' Alliance for Total Refusal of Euthanasia -

Chers amis du Collectif de médecins du Refus médical de l'euthanasie: 

Il est probable que le projet de loi pour légaliser l'euthanasie sera déposé à l'Assemblée nationale demain. 

Je propose que chacun de nous écrive une lettre de 100 à 200 mots au journal de son choix aujourd'hui même après le dépôt du projet de loi, pour le dénoncer. Ou s'il est retardé de quelques jours, le jour même du dépôt. Écrivez de votre point de vue et selon votre expérience personnelle. Vous pourriez préparer votre lettre en avance, et l'ajuster par la suite si nécessaire. Vous trouverez ci-dessous les adresses courriel du courrier des lecteurs des journaux principaux.

London Free Press:

Le Collectif organisera aussi un point de presse. Je vous remercie pour votre appui,

Dr Catherine Ferrier pour

Collectif de médecins du Refus médical de l'euthanasie.


Who Let Binding and Hoche back into Medicine???? said...

Has your organisation formed any links with 'EuthanasieSTOP' in Belgium, who are campaigning to stop the same thing? Might be very

Anonymous said...

This must stop! Too many vulnerable Canadians are at risk!
More of will be if the legislation is passed.
G. J M.