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2014-02-13 08:29:58

MONTREAL, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - As Belgium prepares to become the first country in the world to enact a law permitting euthanasia of children on February 13,2014, Belgium will be in violation of the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child. In the convention, children rights include: 1. A right to life. 2. The survival and development of the child. 3. Special protection 4. Adequate medical services 5. Special treatment and care for handicapped children. 6....

2014-02-12 12:32:10

MONTREAL, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - As Quebec prepares to become the first province in Canada and the first place in the Americas to enact a law permitting euthanasia without a referendum, Quebecers call out to the world to ask their help to influence the government of Quebec not to pass the legislation. In this video different citizens from a cross section of Quebec society share their personal stories and explain the dangers and abuses that would follow if such a law is...

2014-02-11 20:22:33

Decision is Victory for Dying Patients and Families Nationwide, Compassion & Choices Says POTTSVILLE, Pa., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's leading end-of-life choice advocacy organization, Compassion & Choices, praised the dismissal today of an unjust felony "assisted suicide" case against a Philadelphia nurse as a victory for dying patients and autonomy at the end of life. Schuylkill County Judge Jacqueline Russell granted the defense's motion to dismiss...

2014-02-10 08:25:47

MONTREAL, Feb. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - As Quebec prepares to become the first province in Canada and the first place in the Americas to enact a law permitting euthanasia without a referendum, Quebecers call out to the world to ask their help to influence the government of Quebec not to pass the legislation. In this video different citizens from a cross section of Quebec society share their personal stories and explain the dangers and abuses that would follow if such a law is...

2014-02-09 20:20:49

MONTREAL, Feb. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - As Quebec prepares to become the first province in Canada and the first place in the Americas to enact a law permitting euthanasia without a referendum, Quebecers call out to the world to ask their help to influence the government of Quebec not to pass the legislation. In this video different citizens from a cross section of Quebec society share their personal stories and explain the dangers and abuses that would follow if such a law is...

2014-02-03 08:26:52

MONTREAL, Feb. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - As Belgium prepares to become the first country in the world to enact a law permitting euthanasia of children, Jessica Saba, 4, of Lachine, Quebec Canada asks the King of Belgium to refuse to sign the legislation. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140202/MO428 "For the sake of the children, please do not sign the Euthanasia Bill," Jessica pleads in the video released on February 2. Jessica was born in Montreal, Canada in May 2009 with...

2014-02-02 12:20:33

MONTREAL, Feb. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - As Belgium prepares to become the first country in the world to enact a law permitting euthanasia of children, Jessica Saba, 4, of Lachine, Quebec Canada asks the King of Belgium to refuse to sign the legislation. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140202/MO428 "For the sake of the children, please do not sign the Euthanasia Bill," Jessica pleads in the video released on February 2. Jessica was born in Montreal, Canada in May 2009 with...

2014-01-31 23:26:26

The National Disability Navigator Resource Collaborative, http://www.nationaldisabilitynavigator.org was established to provide cross-disability information and support to ACA Navigators and enrollment specialists thereby ensuring people with disabilities receive accurate information when selecting and enrolling in insurance through the Affordable Care Act marketplaces. This week, the NDNRC released the "Guide to Disability for Healthcare Insurance Marketplace Navigators" and...

2014-01-22 16:25:22

SILC and Independent Living Centers Pay Tribute to Ed Roberts Day SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In the mid-seventies, Ed Roberts, Father of the Independent Living Movement, was hired as a state director and asked if he was planning to become a bureaucrat. Roberts replied, "No, I think I'll be an 'advocrat'" and furthered his journey as a change agent for people living with disabilities. Thirty-eight years later, Roberts' philosophy that "everyone has a future" and...

2014-01-14 20:21:23

PRINCETON, N.J., Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Earlier this week, a New Mexico judge ignored a majority of doctors, virtually all disability rights groups, a number of high-profile progressive leaders and the majority of Americans when she legalized physician assisted suicide (PAS) in the state. "The court appears to have completely ignored the dangers PAS poses to the disability community," said Marilyn Golden, Senior Policy Analyst for the Disability Rights Education and...