Screening of Fatal Flaws : Thur, 4 February 8pm

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October, 20, 2020

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Exclusive Screening of Fatal Flaws
Thursday, 19th November @ 8pm
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Screening is tonight at 8pm, Join us! 

With special permission from the producers, the Life Institute is pleased to present a special online screening of Fatal Flaws: Legalizing Assisted Death. Filmmaker Kevin Dunn uses powerful testimonies and expert opinion from both sides of the issue to uncover how these highly disputed laws affect society over time. The film is produced by Euthanasia Prevention Coalition and DunnMedia and is available to buy here

THURSDAY, 4 February, 8PM

Register now for a FREE IRISH PREMIERE OF Fatal Flaws - a powerful and moving documentary on the reality of assisted suicide and euthanaisa laws in several different countries. Right now in Ireland, there is a push by politicians to legalise assisted suicide and to do that within the next few months. We need to fight back and protect vulnerable people. WATCH this excellent insightful documentary so you know the facts. 


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More about FATAL FLAWS

“Are laws allowing euthanasia and assisted suicide leading society down a dangerous path?”

Fatal Flaws: Legalizing Assisted Deathis athought-provoking journey through Europe andNorth America to ask one of the most fundamental philosophical questions of our time: should we be giving doctors the right inlaw to end the life of others by euthanasiaorassisted suicide

Filmmaker Kevin Dunn films powerful testimonies and expert opinion from both sides of the issue to uncover how these highly disputed laws affect society over time.

Some 20 years after these laws were introduced, even some of the most loyal supporters of assisted dying are questioning where these laws are taking us. The grandfather of euthanasia in theNetherlands, Dr.Boudewijn Chabot speaks of a ‘worrisome culture shift’ and that euthanasia is ‘getting out of hand’ – especially as it relates to patients with psychiatric issues.

We’ve all heard the tragic and much publicized stories of people who have asked for an assisted death here in North America. Heartbreaking cases. Some of these cases have made their way to the top courts of the land to overturn longstanding criminal laws on what used tobe classified as homicide.

Since 1998, five countries and six US states have passed laws making an assisted death legal under certain criteria. Almost every country in the world is discussing some form of legalization and America is “at a tipping point”.

This film is not out to demonize doctors, advocates – or anyone for that matter. This film is about the adoption of - and resistance to - a new cultural philosophy that may affect you at the most vulnerable time of your life.



“Slippery slope arguments have often been criticized as philosophically weak. There could be no stronger evidence for the reality the slippery slope than Fatal Flaws. As both a psychiatrist and a palliative care physician, I cannot over emphasize the importance of this film as a spiritual call, a moral message, a social statement and a clinical intervention. KevinDunn is a modern day Cassandra who has produced a film that describes what would be terrifying science fiction, were it not already social fact: the legalization of the termination of the lives of the vulnerable, isolated, marginalized, and anguished in state after state and country after country. Even more disturbing those deaths come at the hands of physicians whom for millennia have sworn to heal and not to harm. Through interviews with patients, families and experts, Dunn gives a neglected and urgently needed critique of the euphemistic masking of suicide as compassion and in so doing exposed the dark side of the gilded claim that the relief of suffering lies in the affirmation of hopelessness, the embrace of futility, and the betrayal of the historic goals of medicine.”

Cynthia Geppert MD, MA, MPH, MSB, DPS, MSJ, DFAPA, FCLP Professor of Internal Medicine and Psychiatry, Director of Ethics EducationUniversity of New Mexico School of MedicineAdjunct Professor of Bioethics Albany Medical College, USA

“Fatal Flaws is more than just a great documentary film. It is a clarion call to restore decency to the House of Medicine. For every doctor or patient who wants to understand the difference between medical killing and medically-responsible caring, this humane and sensitive film is a must-see.”

Ronald W. Pies, MD, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, and Lecturer on BioethicsSUNY Upstate Medical UniversityClinical Professor of Psychiatry,Tufts U. School of MedicineEditor-in-Chief Emeritus, Psychiatric Times, USADirector, Kevin Dunn on locationin The Hague, The Netherlands

“This is a brilliant film that should be compulsory viewing for busy legislators who haven’t time to do their own research into how euthanasia is changing death and dying in countries such asCanada and the Netherlands. Kevin Dunn interviews supporters and opponents of euthanasia and physician assisted suicide in a non-judgemental way and the responses he gets are extraordinary."

Professor the Baroness Sheila Hollins, House of Lords,Past President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK

“Compelling, timely and moving. Physicians must see this film, especially those in training as the euthanasia movement is trying to redefine the ethics of medicine.”

Steven S. Sharfstein, M.D.,Former President The American Psychiatric Association, USA

“Fatal Flaws should be necessary watching for anyone considering the legalisation of medical assistance in dying."

David Albert Jones, Director of the Anscombe Bioethics Centre, Oxford, UK

“Sobering and contemplative, Fatal Flaws is a must-see, regardless of one’s personal views about the rightness or wrongness of medical assisted death. The film challenges us to think critically about our individual and social responses to vulnerability and suffering, and, in particular, the re-shaping of the ‘house of medicine’ through the logic of law.”

Mary J Shariff, Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba, Canada

“There are three words that should never have come together: “Physician Assisted Suicide”.This important film shines a critical light on the perverse reality that we are now training our medical students how to kill some of their patients. The medical arts of comfort and palliation are being supplanted by the seduction of euthanasia and the murky language of rights. We should all see this film and carefully weigh whether we really want our society to slide into a mire that extols medical murder.”

John Maher MD FRCPC, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Ethics in Mental Health, President, OntarioAssociation for ACT & FACT, Canada

“The film Fatal Flaws should becompulsory viewing in all Canadian medical schools."

David H Chan, MD, CCFP, MSc, FCFP Professor EmeritusDepartment of Family MedicineMcMaster University



Personal Testimonials

Sheila Elson Candice LewisNewfoundland, Canada

Helen Isherwood & Mother The Netherlands

Margreet van der Valk The Netherlands

Aurelia Brouwers The Netherlands

Key Interviews :William Peace, Ph.D.Professor of AnthropologyDisability Rights Advocate, Colorado USA

Dr. Boudewijn Chabot Psychiatrist, The Netherlands

Kees van der Staaij Member of Parliament, The Netherlands

Steven Pleiter Director, End of Life Clinic, The Netherlands

Steven Pleiter Director, End of Life Clinic, The Netherlands

Robert Schurink, Former CEONVVE Voluntary End of Life Organization

Dr. Robert Jonquière, Executive Director World Federation of Right to Die Societies

Gerbert van Loenen Dutch Journalist

Rob Bruntink Dutch Journalist, Palliative Care

Els van WijngaardenPost Doctoral Researcher, The Netherlands

Esmé Wiegman, Director Dutch Patients Organization

Alexandra Snyder, Esq., Executive Director 

Life Legal Defense Foundation, California

Bud Pierce, M.D., Ph.D.Medical Oncologist, Oregon

Charles Bentz M.D. FACPInternal Medicine Specialist, Oregon

Dr. William L. Toffler Professor Emeritus,Department of Family Medicine Oregon Health and Science University

Peg Sandeen, PhD, MSW, Executive Director Death With Dignity, National Centre, Oregon

Catherine Glenn Foster, M.A., J.D President and CEO, Americans United for Life

Kenneth R. Stevens Jr. M.D.Radiation Oncologist, Oregon

Dr. Mark Komrad, M.D., DFAPA Faculty of Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins and Sheppard Pratt

Nancy Elliot Former Three Term State Representative, New Hampshire, Chair, EPC-USA

Alex Schadenberg International Chair, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

Annette Hanson, M.D.Forensic Psychiatrist, Maryland


At a Glance


October, 20, 2020

What's this about?

Exclusive Screening of Fatal Flaws
Thursday, 19th November @ 8pm
Register early!