September 28, 2023
The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (EPC) is having a press conference on October 3rd at parliament to support Bill C-314, the private members bill to prevent euthanasia for mental health issues. The press conference will feature three speakers who will tell their story about living with mental health issues. The sponsor of the bill, Hon. Ed Fast, will also be participating. Bill C-314 is scheduled to have its second hour of debate on October 5th. We need several Liberal and NDP members of parliament to vote for the bill in order for it to pass.
The working title for our film is Dead Wrong. Our film producer will be interviewing the participants from our press conference, along with a psychiatrist and a few other people who have lived with mental health issues. This will be the first film in a series on euthanasia.
To bring Dead Wrong from concept to filming and final production will require approximately $50,000. The topic of this short film is important since euthanasia for mental illness will be legal as of March 17, 2024. We need many people to make a generous donation toward the project today. Visit www.epcc.ca/donate/ and select “Video Project” from the drop-down.
I spoke at a conference in Berlin, Germany on September 15 and 16. While in Berlin, I visited the Euthanasia Memorial to the victims murdered by the euthanasia program. I was moved by the honest description on the memorial and saddened by the fact that Germany is now debating the legalization of assisted suicide. I completed my speech by saying: “Don’t follow Canada’s lead and don’t repeat your history”.
Attend online or come in person to our US national conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We chose Michigan because they will be facing a major push to legalize assisted suicide in 2024. Please register on the Events page: www.epcc.ca/events/
In its 2022 annual report, the MAiDHouse in Toronto stated that they killed 125 people and that they plan to open more euthanasia clinics across Canada. Suicide is contagious, but we believe that hope is more contagious.
We need your support to enable us to tell the stories of people who have experienced mental health struggles. These people will soon be on the list of those who can be killed by euthanasia in Canada. We need $50,000 to make this video project happen. If you can make a generous donation, I thank you; any donation towards this project is appreciated.
Thank you for all the ways you support our work. It enables us to prevent the killing.