Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Euthanasia Exposed

Alex Schadenberg, the executive director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, speaks about euthanasia at the Foctus on Life benefit dinner in Moncton, NB. His 30-minute speech touches all the aspects of the issue.

Alex explains the terms such as euthanasia and assisted suicide, exposes the true meaning of some euphemisms used by euthanasia supporters and dispels some of their myths. And, of course, this presentation also includes a thorough review of the recently introduced private member bill to legalize euthanasia in Canada. Alex highlights some of the most dangerous provisions of the bill and talks about the strategy of the pro-euthanasia side and what can we do to block their murderous agenda.

Part 1: What is euthanasia? What is assisted suicide? Are we talking about a medical procedure or are we talking about direct and intentional actions that cause another person's death?

Part 2: Euthanasia — Is it about terminal illness? Is about people who are nearing death anyway? Who are those asking for euthanasia and what are their reasons? Private member bill C-384 — what's in there?

Part 3: "Appearing to be lucid" — that's how bill C-384 determines competence. Can such a radical bill pass? What is the strategy of those who support euthanasia and assisted suicide? And what can we do to stop them?

P.S. This was recorded at the banquet, so please excuse the rattling dishes and the crying baby in the background and the shaking picture - yes, I should have got a tripod, instead of just trying to hold the camera still for half-an-hour...

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