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Our purposes

"By establishing a social policy that keeps physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia illegal but recognizes exceptions, we would adopt the correct moral view."

Ezekiel Emanuel

"...assisting suicide is ...not love; it's projecting your own unfinished business."

Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, author of On Death and Dying

"It started with the acceptance of the attitude, basic in the euthanasia movement, that there is such a thing as life not worthy to be lived."

Leo Alexander, 1947, on the Nuremburg Trials

"Euthanasia is a long, smooth-sounding word, and it conceals its danger as long, smooth words do, but the danger is there, nevertheless."

Pearl S. Buck, 1950

“We can never entrust our governments with the right to think they have the wisdom to be able to decide who should die.”

Sister Helen Prejean

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These are our purposes

1/ To convince our fellow liberal humanists to think again about their support for assisted suicide and euthanasia (ASE).

2/ To examine the issues involved, going beyond the emotive stories told by proponents of ASE.

3/ To convince those who are not already convinced that the unfortunate events now unfolding in Canada are the direct result of ASE’s definition of death as medical treatment.

4/ To highlight the historical context within which these debates occur.

5/ To engage with the best arguments put forward by proponents. We believe in enlightenment through debate.

6/ To direct those interested in the issue to research all sides of the discussion and think more deeply about it.

7/ To put the humanity back into humanism.

“Can we expect a decent society if the state is allowed to kill its own people?”

Corretta Scott King