Justice for Michael Hickson

Of the many good reasons to oppose assisted-suicide is that doctors are not infallible and along with the rest of human society, have biases against disability and persons with disabilities. No profession is immune to incompetency, human error and prejudices and the medical community is no different. The story of Michael Hickson and his family highlights why so many people are skeptical when pro-assisted suicide and pro-euthanasia advocates rely on the integrity of doctors to dismiss reasonable concerns about state-endorsed suicide. We join Mr. Hickson’s family in grieving for their loss and are glad they have found legal counsel to pursue all legitimate claims. Click on this article by NPR for a discussion of the clash between natural biases in the medical community and skepticism by people with disabilities. Below is a letter of encouragement from Euthanasia Prevention Coalition USA to the attorneys representing the Hickson family.

Dr. Kenneth R. Stevens

An introduction to one of EPC-USA’s board members.

Doctors are the original opponents of assisted suicide and we are proud to have Dr. Kenneth R. Stevens of Oregon as one of our founding board members. Dr. Stevens along with his patient, Jeanette Hall have shared their real-lived experience of assisted-suicide across the United States. To learn more about Dr. Stevens, his advocacy and Jeanette Hall and her near-death experience with assisted suicide, please follow this link.