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PRESS RELEASE: DISABILITY RIGHTS ACTIVISTS DECRY N.L. DOCTOR’S SUICIDE SUGGESTION

Download the press release in .docx format: NLLewisPressRelEN — Contact: Taylor Hyatt (613-408-2906)                                                                             July 28, 2017 DISABILITY RIGHTS ACTIVISTS DECRY N.L. DOCTOR’S SUICIDE SUGGESTION Canadian disability rights activists are dismayed to learn that a Newfoundland doctor suggested assisted suicide in lieu of treatment for a young woman with disabilities. Last November, 25-year-old Candice Lewis was hospitalized in St. […]

Year in review: 14/12/12

Online Discussion – 12 December 2014 TOPICS 2014 year in review News Briefs Death of Stella Young Assisted Suicide bill defeated in Wales. Radio Blah Blah 2014 YEAR IN REVIEW January Québec’s national assembly amended bill 52. MNAs changed the term “terminal palliative sedation” to “continuous palliative sedation,” and they added a definition for “medical […]

Activists denounce flawed survey

Download the press release in PDF format. PRESS RELEASE                                                        October 8, 2014   Contact:    Amy Hasbrouck (450-921-3057)   DISABILITY RIGHTS ACTIVISTS RESPOND TO FLAWED SURVEY   Disability rights activists are responding to a flawed survey issued by a group that promotes the medical killing of old, ill and disabled people. “This report should not be […]

24 HOURS IN EMERGENCY: IS THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM READY FOR BILL 52?

This weekend I had cause to wonder whether the Québec health system will be able to prevent unnecessary deaths under Bill 52 that would allow euthanasia.  I accompanied my husband who spent 24 hours in the emergency department at our local hospital. Our experience raised a lot of questions, even if it was not especially […]

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