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People with Down Syndrome have a different view of life.  They seem to be able to detect the essential elements of life, and by their frankness and lack of social niceties they can cut through many formalities, disarm us from our prejudice and get to the heart of relationships.  Jean Vanier, taking a person with Down's Syndrome to a wide beach in France, asked him to

 draw a picture of joy in the sand.  This person responded, "the beach is not big enough."

Eugenics and Down's Syndrome Philip G. Ney, MD, FRANZCP, RPsych ,Marie A. Peeters, MD
 


 

Feb. 2007 ALS: Dal neurosurgeon discovers spinal cord system  Findings provide valuable knowledge to spinal researchers searching for cures   . . ."The discovery of this system has significant implications for how doctors and researchers understand and treat diseases such as ALS or injuries to the human spinal cord. . . ."
 

DRUG FOR LOU GEHRIG'S DISEASE BUYS TIME, WHICH PATIENTS SAY IS "VITAL" TIME; 

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS;  

CEREBRAL PALSY:  Continuous fetal heart rate monitoring . . . does not lead to the reduction in the incidence of cerebral palsy

WARNING FROM UK, CHILDREN UNDER 18, AT RISK FOR TAKING ANTIDEPRESSANTS'

Mind Control Tool Operating System (New device): Information on MCTOS TEST:  communication alternatives for patients who have brain injuries or are potentially paralyzed. Success stories reported for those with ALS, Cerebral Palsy, and Rett Syndrome

DAVID JAYNE WANTS TO ALERT THOSE LIVING IN  HAWAII, CALIFORNIA, VIRGINIA OR THE ATLANTA AREA -  WHO NEED HELP FROM A  ' NON-INVASIVE  BRAIN  COMPUTER '  TO CONTACT HIM ...  

Julia Roberts, narrates and is featured in the program, SILENT ANGELS ... Julia, made the decision to help raise public awareness of Rett Syndrome when she met a little girl with the disease named Abigail Brodsky. All it took was one smile, and Julia became involved. Ms. Roberts is featured in the film alongside Abigail.


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In 1983, reflecting on the possible outcome of the debate, Daniel Callahan, then director of the Hastings Center, wrote that"...a denial of nutrition, may, in the long run, become the only effective way to make certain that a large number of biologically tenacious patients actually die."   He further predicted, "Given the increasingly large pool of superannuated, chronically ill, physically marginal elderly, it could well become the nontreatment of choice." He noted, however, that there still was a "deep-seated revulsion" to withholding or withdrawing food from patients. Daniel Callahan

"Health care is concerned with life and should never have anything to do with hastening or causing death. . . . Each person is special, unique and unrepeatable." Dr Paul Bryne

 

Dylan Walborn IN MEMORIAL "Little Dylan Walborn, Broomfield, Colorado, was a victim of America’s “mercy-killing,” euthanasia movement.  Judged better off dead by Denver’s Children’s Hospital, Porter Hospice, a Denver social worker, Dylan's public school teachers, and the Denver Post, four-year-old Dylan was starved to death over a period of twenty-four days." This child like Terri Schiavo, was legally murdered - yet few people have ever heard of him. He suffered 10 more days than Terri - a cruel slow death, and no one will be punished for making him die.  We know if there was a puppy or dog named Dylan, thousands of people would be begging to adopt it, and charged the owners with cruelty.  Here, no one was vilified.  In true mercy and compassion, please God, may not another child be starved and dehydrated to death like Dylan.  Cheryl Eckstein (A series of other articles are included on this page)

Mental Incapacity Bill Dr P J Howard  why this Bill is so dangerous

Man's trial for mother's death begins

Chelsea had Rett Syndrome.  Her mother attempted suicide after poisoning her daughter to death . . . .  Chelsea Craig "For us, she was just a delightful child who wanted to learn and develop and grow and was open to all kinds of new things . . . Our eyes light up when we think of her"   Darlene Berringer, director of Giant Steps school in Westmount."  Also on this page, Katie Lynn Baker.  Katie Lynn was only 10 years old when her mother claimed she wanted to die.  Katie had Rhett Syndrome. (RS) The coroner ruled her death a homicide. The criminal justice branch of the British Columbia Ministry of the Attorney-General released its report in December 1999, stating that it will not be laying charges because "there is no likelihood of conviction."  The ruling on Katie Lynn’s death may be the most foreboding of all decisions relating to so-called mercy killing in Canada. Also on this page - A most appalling and alarming made for television movie was released in 2002, called Society’s Child.  It is based on the story of Katie Lynn Baker.... more .... A most appalling and alarming made for television movie was released in 2002, called Society’s Child.  It is based on the story of Katie Lynn Baker.  Dick Sobsey describes the film as providing “the most biased and unapologetic endorsement for killing children with disabilities of any ever produced.”

True Story Of The Murder Of A Child - By Dick Sobsey.  a must read

Mentally Retarded Don't Belong on Death Row

Consciousness in Congenitally Decorticate Children: "Developmental Vegetative State" as Self-Fulfilling Prophecy. 

Anguish over right-to-live baby case  Edwards syndrome is a chromosome abnormality also known as Trisomy 18.  Mother of Nine-month-old Luke Winston-Jones, from Holyhead, north Wales, has been told told the treatment he has been receiving may abruptly end.  

Doctors wanted to take Grace Rehua, born at 24 weeks, off a respirator. But her parents refused to allow it. She is now 16

HARRY MIDDLETON They wanted his organs by Cheryl Eckstein, Editor, CHN
 

  FOURTEEN-YEAR-OLD COREY BROWN, DISABLED WITH CEREBRAL PALSY, DIES HAVING BEEN DENIED CPR; 
 

    When children become disposable By Dr. Kelly Holloway

    Doctors told to let baby Charlotte die

    Father pleads with judge for his child's right to live

    Parents fight medics over right to let baby die

    Click on Charlotte's pic to take you to her homepage          Charlotte Wyatt -- Don't give up on me!

 

  Don't forget Mom on Mother's Day, send a free E-card  Don't let being separated by emotional distance or by multiple time zones hold you back from remembering Mom.  If your mother has passed away, consider sending a cheery note to someone who is like a mom to you, or visiting an elderly or person with disabilites, you know is alone.

 

 

 


BCACL Euthanasia Policy  1. BCACL does not support the legalization of euthanasia. 2. BCACL does not support the creation of a lesser category of murder for "mercy killing" under the Criminal Code.  Read more ... In The Matter of Stephen Dawson ... Robert Latimer.

RANT OF A MAN WITH CEREBRAL PALSY by ROBERT CHRISTIE

MARK PICKUP Disability activist who has MS Due to the high volume of articles by Mark Pickup, CHN is pleased to refer you to his own blog/web page

Unspeakable Conversations by HARRIET McBRYDE JOHNSON, a Lawyer and disability activist "My host is Prof. Peter Singer, often called -- and not just by his book publicist -- the most influential philosopher of our time. He is the man who wants me dead."

STEPHEN HAWKINGS SPEAKS ABOUT HIS LIFE WITH A.L.S.

DAVID JAYNE HAS A.L.S., The Tin Man's Heart

A.L.S. Lving for today, locked in a paralyzed body  

Death by "choking" is a myth for Lou Gehrig's disease  In a phone conversation and letter, Dr Cicely Saunders tells Cheryl Eckstein, president of CHN that patients with ALS can die comfortably without a doctor hastening their death.

Terri Schiavo: It's Not Just About Terri Any More by David Jayne.

Why 'Million Dollar Baby' infuriates the disabled

DAVID JAYNE WANTS TO ALERT THOSE LIVING IN  HAWAII, CALIFORNIA, VIRGINIA OR THE ATLANTA AREA -  WHO NEED HELP FROM A  ' NON-INVASIVE  BRAIN  COMPUTER '  TO CONTACT HIM ...

ROY SLATER, KNOWS FIRST HAND WHAT IT IS LIKE TO LIVE WITH A.L.S.

Man with MS says he has everything to look forward to

Why Disability Rights Movements Do Not Support Euthanasia:  Safeguards Broken Beyond Repair By Dr.Gregor Wolbring

HIKARI FINDS HIS VOICE BY DICK SOBSEY   

PROPER AND DIGNIFIED CARE SOUGHT FOR DISABLED  

REDUCING THE RISK OF SUICIDE IDEATION BY MANAGING PAIN AND TREATING UNDERLYING DEPRESSION Barbara Rubel, MA, CBS, CPBC

Not Dead Yet protests euthanasia conference at Harvard

Latimer appeal welcomed by disabled

DYING FOR RELIEF by Cheryl Eckstein

 

 


 

 Death by "choking" is a myth for Lou Gehrig's disease

To live - or not to live by Sandra Paterson

Kevorkian's 27th victim "was in no danger of an early death from multiple sclerosis" rules medical examiner

To live - or not to live by Sandra Paterson

What is a Person?


Be sure to visit CHN's LINK PAGE for information and sites helpful to this subject

Why Assisted Suicide Must Not Be Legalized CDA is a statewide, grassroots organization consisting of persons with disabilities and their supporter

Euthanasia, ethics, and public policy: An Argument Against Legalisation By John Keown = This is a read only page, and while many pages are missing, it is a worth while perusal of the contents of this book.  However you will need to have a Google news user ID and password

International Disability Rights News Service http://www.InclusionDaily.com

Hungering and Thirsting After Righteousness: Providing Nutrition and Hydration to Patients in the Persistent Vegetative State— Moving Beyond the Problems Toward a Christian Response Cindy Province R.N., M.S.N.  The Condition of the Persistent Vegetative State

Premier's Council on the Status of Persons with Disabilities The Premier's Council aims to improve the lives of persons with disabilities. We do this by listening to issues of the disability community, and communicating them to members of government. Includes help for Seniors and programs (Alberta Canada)

IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE -  This is a very touching one minute video that is a must see.  ALS is not an immediate death sentence - see also our page on Stephen Hawking and David Jayne


History of euthanasia in Canada, Part I by Cheryl Eckstein, Compassionate Healthcare Network CHN:  For The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition's Euthanasia Symposium November 31 ~ December 1, 2007 Toronto Ontario, Canada: This is the long version of a talk I gave but with more information and links

Please note: This is a link to the very abbreviated version of my talk without links, but exactly as delivered in Toronto: History of euthanasia in Canada, Part I by Cheryl Eckstein, Compassionate Healthcare Network CHN:  For The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition's Euthanasia Symposium November 31 ~ December 1, 2007 Toronto Ontario, Canada

History of euthanasia in Canada, Part II by Cheryl Eckstein, Compassionate Healthcare Network CHN:  For The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition's Euthanasia Symposium November 31 ~ December 1, 2007 Toronto Ontario, Canada: This page includes a CHRONOLOGY OF MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT BILLS and ad rem information with links. This is an important part of the history of euthanasia in Canada, but includes useful links to other 


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