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2014-03-27 12:31:16

Video with caption: "Video: Plea from a child to a King : Stop Child Euthanasia by @CoalitionMD ". Video available at: http://youtu.be/ESQljzA3GB8 Image with caption: "Four-year-old Jessica Saba from Canada pleads with the King of Belgium not to sign the euthanasia law for children". (Photo credit:coalitionmd.org) MONTREAL, March 27, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Assisted suicide and euthanasia are prescriptions for abuse and must not be legalized in Canada or anywhere else in the world....

2014-03-19 23:30:49

Today the FRED Conference announced that Kevin McGuire is the 2014 recipient of the FRED Pioneer Award. This award is given to the individual or organization that best embodies innovation and advancement in the field of disability rights. Manhattan Beach, Calif. (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 Today the FRED Conference announced that Kevin McGuire is the 2014 recipient of the FRED Pioneer Award. This award is given to the individual or organization that best embodies innovation and advancement...

2014-03-17 23:24:10

John Kelly, Not Dead Yet’s regional director for the New England states, and disability activists from Second Thoughts Connecticut will be testifying today in Hartford against an assisted suicide bill, HB 5326. Modeled after the Massachusetts group of the same name, which was instrumental in defeating an assisted suicide ballot referendum in that state in 2012, the group says that a closer look at the details of assisted suicide proposals give people “second thoughts.” Hartford, CT...

2014-03-17 08:28:46

MONTREAL, March 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - New Hampshire overwhelmingly rejected assisted suicide on March 6 2014 with a vote of 219 to 66. Former 3 term state representative Nancy Elliott explained why New Hampshire rejected assisted suicide and why progressive societies like Quebec should reject euthanasia. There are many similarities between the New Hampshire legislation and Quebec's. Both proposals leave the door wide open for abuse of people in medical facilities. Definitions of...

2014-03-16 16:20:50

MONTREAL, March 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - New Hampshire overwhelmingly rejected assisted suicide on March 6 2014 with a vote of 219 to 66. Former 3 term state representative Nancy Elliott explained why New Hampshire rejected assisted suicide and why progressive societies like Quebec should reject euthanasia. There are many similarities between the New Hampshire legislation and Quebec's. Both proposals leave the door wide open for abuse of people in medical facilities. Definitions of...

2014-02-28 23:30:23

As part of a nation-wide Day of Mourning, disability rights advocates in the Rochester area will be joining about 20 other cities by holding a vigil Saturday, March 1, 2013 to honor the lives of disabled people murdered by their families and caregivers. Speakers at the Rochester event will include Diane Coleman and Stephen Drake of the national disability rights organization Not Dead Yet, which is headquartered in Rochester and a co-sponsor of the national Day of Mourning effort....

2014-02-25 23:35:30

The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation, a national autism organization that develops, advocates for, and funds innovative initiatives benefiting adults on the autism spectrum, collaborated with the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) to produce a ground-breaking handbook for autistic college students. New York, NY (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation (DJF), established a dozen years ago as the first national autism organization to focus exclusively on adults living...

2014-02-17 08:25:04

MONTREAL, Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Quebec's proposed law on euthanasia will allow a lethal substance to be injected into an adult person at "the end of life" (which is not defined in the proposed law) who has unsupportable suffering. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140217/MM66206) Quebec's Health Care System Today Quebec's health care system is managed by the provincial government of Quebec, Canada. This system is plagued by deficiencies including lack of...

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...


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