Don't Assist Suicide: INFORMATION

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A bill to legalise Assisted Suicide is currently before the Dáil. Our campaign shows that Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide endangers the sick, the vulnerable and the elderly, and should be rejected. 

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VIDEO: DON'T ASSIST SUICIDE


Right now, politicians are trying to legalise assisted suicide in Ireland. What message does it give the desperate, the devastated or the vulnerable; that it's OK to kill yourself? This is not the kind of society we want in Ireland. 

How can we fund campaigns against suicide on the one hand and then legalise it on the other. It's cruel, and insane. Tell your politicians #dontassistsuicide

VIDEO: DR. CALUM MILLER


INVOLUNTARY EUTHANASIA: Dr Calum Millar warns that people are now been euthanised without consent - and that the slippery slope is very real and a huge danger for the sick and the vulnerable.

#dontassistsuicide

      


VIDEO: SHEILA AND CANDICE

SHEILA was told by doctors that she was "selfish" for not pushing her daughter CANDICE to undergo assisted suicide - even though Candice, who is living with a disabilty, had never asked for her life to be ended. WATCH and share these brave women to better understand how Assisted Suicide ENDANGERS the vulnerable.

#dontassistsuicide

      

   


VIDEO: MARK DAVIS PICKUP


'What citizens get suicide prevention and which get ASSISTED SUICIDE? I'll tell you, it'll be people like me - my healthy neighbours get suicide prevention."  MARK has MS since he was thirty, and he says legalising Assisted Suicide endangers people with a DISABILITY.  'I can see that I might have OPTED for Assisted Suicide - because I couldn't see what tomorrow might bring,' he says. WATCH and SHARE his powerful message to protect the vulnerable. 

#dontassistsuicide

INFORMATION AND REPORTS

   

Joint Committee on Justice and Equality, Report on the Right to Die With Dignity, June 2018

https://data.oireachtas.ie/ie/oireachtas/committee/dail/32/joint_committee_on_justice_and_equality/reports/2018/2018-06-25_report-on-the-right-to-die-with-dignity_en.pdf

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Annual Report on Medical Assistance in Dying in Canada, 2019

https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/medical-assistance-dying-annual-report-2019.html

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The Belgian Commission Fédérale de Contrôle et d'Évaluation de l'Euthanasie

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Regional Euthanasia Review Committees

http://english.euthanasiecommissie.nl

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Irish Palliative Medicine Consultants’ Association: Submission to TDs on Private Member’s Bill to legislate for Assisted Suicide in Ireland, Sept 2020 

Link to PDF   

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RCPI, Assisted Suicide, Position Paper (2017) 

https://www.rcpi.ie/news/releases/assisted-suicide-position-paper/

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Association for Palliative Medicine of Great Britain and Ireland, Position Paper, 2020

Link to PDF

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Oregon Death with Dignity Act. 2018 Data Summary

https://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/PROVIDERPARTNERRESOURCES/EVALUATIONRESEARCH/DEATHWITHDIGNITYACT/Documents/year21.pdf

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Washington State Death With Dignity Act. Report March 2018

https://www.doh.wa.gov/Portals/1/Documents/Pubs/422-109-DeathWithDignityAct2017.pdf

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Pressure on Patients is cause for Concern

https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/2015/07/pressure-on-patients-is-cause-for-concern-euthanasia-expert/

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Jones DA, Paton D. How Does Legalization of Physician-Assisted Suicide Affect Rates of Suicide? South Med J. 2015 Oct;108(10):599-604. doi: 10.14423/SMJ.0000000000000349. PMID: 26437189

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26437189/

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Dutch Doctor on Trial in Landmark Euthanasia Case

https://www.courthousenews.com/dutch-doctor-on-trial-in-landmark-euthanasia-case/

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Chronically ill man releases audio of hospital staff offering assisted death

https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/chronically-ill-man-releases-audio-of-hospital-staff-offering-assisted-death-1.4038841

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Belgium euthanasia: Three doctors accused in unprecedented trial

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-51103687

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There's Nothing Progressive About Physician-Assisted Suicide http://time.com/4068423/physician-assisted-suicide/

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At a Glance

launched

September, 30, 2020

status

Active

What's this about?

A bill to legalise Assisted Suicide is currently before the Dáil. Our campaign shows that Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide endangers the sick, the vulnerable and the elderly, and should be rejected.