Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Defeating Assisted Suicide Before it Gets Started

I'm giving a lecture this weekend titled: "Arguing Smart: Defeating Assisted Suicide & Euthanasia Before it Gets Started."

The course description is below.  A hard copy of the course materials can be viewed by clicking here.

Margaret Dore

Course Description:

In 2010, assisted suicide advocates targeted Idaho for legalization of assisted suicide, which they termed "aid in dying." Their legal director owned a home there and was in the state actively meeting people, talking to newspapers and otherwise drumming up support. The legal director had also got an article published in The Advocate, the official publication of the Idaho State Bar Association. And then she was defeated by nine well-placed letters.

  This course will discuss what constitutes assisted suicide and euthanasia. The course will give an overview of assisted suicide and euthanasia in the US and Canada. The course will explain how assisted suicide laws in Oregon and Washington work and how they are a recipe for elder abuse. The course will discuss the pro-assisted suicide/euthanasia game plan and how it can be defeated with a strategy and a long term commitment to win.