Our purpose is to:
- preserve and enforce legal prohibitions and ethical guidelines prohibiting euthanasia and assisted suicide.
- educate the public on the harm and risks associated with the promotion of euthanasia and assisted suicide through the use of pamphlets, information seminars, media campaigns and research articles.
- co-ordinate and disseminate research and information on issues related to euthanasia and assisted suicide.
- represent the vulnerable and, where appropriate, advocate before the courts on issues related to euthanasia and assisted suicide.
There is a growing tendency to promote assisted suicide as a solution to suffering, aging, mental or physical challenges, social ills, rising health costs, and cost containment.
Sanctioning of euthanasia and assisted suicide leads to increased use of euthanasia without consent, circumvention of the law, and abuse of the vulnerable.
Depression is the most common factor in requests for assisted suicide yet it can be diagnosed and treated successfully.
A request for assisted suicide is a call for help.
We aim to:
- present a united voice in presentations to governments and other organizations with respect to issues related to euthanasia and assisted suicide.
- network and exchange information between members and concerned people.
- develop and promote pamphlets, information sheets, books, and a website for educating the public on issues related to euthanasia, assisted suicide, and related issues.
- build a research team for collecting and assessing information.
- organize events and promote quality speakers who can address issues related to euthanasia, assisted suicide, disability, and proper care.
- create the opportunity for informative debate.
- establish and build compassionate community care services as an alternative to euthanasia and assisted suicide.