To help prepare a well-informed, broadly-based network of organisations and individuals supporting measures that will create an effective social barrier to euthanasia and assisted suicide.
#HOPE2015 is brought to you by a partnership of five organisations:
An Australia-based national network of individuals and organisations who oppose euthanasia. Founded and directed by Paul Russell
A network of individuals from diverse professional, social and philosophical backgrounds united in the belief that the legalisation of euthanasia and assisted suicide poses a great threat to the wellbeing of our society.
Lives Worth Living is a new rights based network of Australians with disability speaking up about euthanasia and eugenics.
We believe that debates on euthanasia should be framed in terms of the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities which has been ratified by Australia.
Article 10, which people with disabilities strongly lobbied for, provides that States Parties reaffirm that every human being has the inherent right to life and shall take all necessary measures to ensure its effective enjoyment by persons with disabilities on an equal basis with others.
A network of Australian doctors who oppose euthanasia. Legalisation for euthanasia would create problems far more serious than those it intends to remedy. Killing a suffering patient, even for compassionate reasons, is not a form of medical care. What is urgently needed is improved access to high quality health care for terminally ill, elderly and debilitated patients.
Formed in 2011 in Vancouver under the guidance and inspiration of Alex Schadenberg (EPC-Canada), this movement of campaigners, activists and community leaders continues to grow and to provide effective leadership and support in a growing number of jurisdictions.
For more information or for media contact, email Paul Russell at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: +61407500881