Statement of Not Dead Yet (USA) to Canadian Panel on Carter Case Decision

By October 22, 2015 Recent News

Not Dead Yet.org 14 October 2015
Not Dead Yet is a national, grassroots disability rights group that opposes legalization of assisted suicide and euthanasia as deadly forms of discrimination against old, ill and disabled people. Not Dead Yet helps organize and articulate opposition to these practices in the United States based on secular social justice arguments. Not Dead Yet also demands the equal protection of the law for the targets of so called “mercy killing” whose lives are seen as worth-less.
Issues covered:
An Analysis of Claims About Assisted Suicide in Oregon
Financial Pressures
Failure to Address Depression and Other Psycho-Social Factors
Doctor-Shopping for Pro-Assisted Suicide Physicians
Non-Terminal People Receive Lethal Prescriptions
Disability Issues Are Central to Assisted Suicide Requests, But Remain Unaddressed
The Risks of Elder Abuse and Homicide
Why Disability Activists Oppose Assisted Suicide As A Deadly Form of Discrimination
What Should We Learn From Elder Homicide/Suicides?
Elder Suicide
Conclusion
READ MORE: http://www.notdeadyet.org/statement-of-not-dead-yet-usa-to-canadian-panel-on-carter-case-decision