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Free Webinar: Disability Rights Opposition to Assisted Suicide Laws

This webinar is hosted by Not Dead Yet and Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)

What Will You Gain By Attending:

  • Familiarity with the key issues, arguments and common questions
  • Materials that explain, detail, and document individual cases of assisted suicide problems and abuses
  • Understanding what disability has to do with assisted suicide

Speakers:

  • Anita Cameron, Director of Minority Outreach, Not Dead Yet
  • Diane Coleman, President/CEO, Not Dead Yet
  • Marilyn Golden, Senior Policy Analyst, Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund
  • John Kelly, Director, Second Thoughts Massachusetts

Topics Include:

  • What is Assisted Suicide?
  • What’s disability got to do with it?
  • Deadly mix between assisted suicide & pressures to cut healthcare costs
  • Elder and disability abuse; effects on other constituencies
  • Palliative care and palliative sedation can address pain
  • Failure of so-called “safeguards”
  • Minimal data and fatally flawed oversight, no investigation of abuse
  • Suicide contagion
  • What’s happening in Canada and other countries?
  • Take action!

For More Information: mgolden@dredf.org

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