Friday, June 24, 2016

Worldwide Theater Protest: Bradley Williams at Montana Convention

Bradley Williams, President MAAS
Montanans Against Assisted Suicide
Today, Montanans Against Assisted Suicide (MAAS) continues to do its part to carry on the Worldwide Theater Protest spearheaded by the disability rights group, Not Dead Yet.

Today's protest is at the Montana Republican State Convention in Missoula, Montana. Other MAAS protests have included the Montana State Democratic Convention and a theater in Hamilton Montana.

To learn more about Montanans Against Assisted Suicide and Not Dead Yet, click here and here.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Czeck Cabinet rejects deputies' bill allowing euthanasia

Prague, June 22 (CTK) - The Czech centre-left cabinet rejected yesterday a deputies' bill enabling to
perform euthanasia in strictly defined cases, two ministers have written on Twitter. . . 

The final decision on it is up to parliament.

Deputy PM Pavel Belobradek (KDU-CSL) and Industry and Trade Minister Jan Mladek (CSSD) have reported on the government's negative stand on Twitter.

"The bill, if passed, could result in the killing of people," Mladek wrote.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Worldwide Theater Protest: Backlash Bigger Than Anyone Expected

John Kelly, Not Dead Yet
 "It's exhilarating"
Excerpts from Buzzfeed:

In the face of the filmmakers’ contention that the film is “just about one character,” protesters maintain that they’ve been bombarded with movies about assisted suicide for disabled people for a century.

The last mainstream English-language film in which a character decides she would rather die than live with quadriplegia was 2004’s Million Dollar Baby . . . . That film provoked criticisms, as Me Before You has, but activists say their concerns did not resonate much in the mainstream. It was “nothing like this,” said John Kelly, the New England regional director of Not Dead Yet, a disability rights group that lobbies against assisted suicide; he also has an injury similar to Will’s. Kelly recalled an article in the New York Times in 2005 that addressed the disability rights perspective. But this time — in response to a torrent of critiques by writers and activistsThe Guardian, the Washington Post, People, Vanity Fair, Salon, BuzzFeed, and The Hollywood Reporter have all covered the controversy, which has become too clamorous to ignore. “It’s exhilarating,” Kelly said.

To read the entire article, click here.

Protesters, "Me Before You"

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

British Medical Association Rejects Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia by 2 to 1 Majority

The British Medical Association has once again rejected assisted suicide and euthanasia. Dr. Peter Saunders of Care Not Killing provides this report on his blog:

Today the Annual Representative Meeting (ARM) of the British Medical Association (BMA) in Belfast voted against going neutral on assisted suicide by a two to one majority. . . .
British parliaments have consistently resisted any move to legalise any form of assisted suicide or euthanasia. There have been a dozen unsuccessful attempts in the last twelve years. Last year the Marris Bill in the House of Commons and the Harvie Bill in the Scottish Parliament were defeated by 330-118 and 82-36 respectively. . . .

To view Dr. Saunders' entire report, click here.