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Saturday, March 26, 2005

Not Dead Yet

In the current debate surrounding Terry Schiavo and issues of assisted suicide, shameless political point-scoring and faux moral outrage, Not Dead Yet is a perspective rarely heard. What are they about?

"Since 1983, many people with disabilities have opposed the assisted suicide and euthanasia movement. Though often described as compassionate, legalized medical killing is really about a deadly double standard for people with severe disabilities, including both conditions that are labelled terminal and those that are not."

PS. I discovered this group thanks to historian, writer and military man, Clinton Fernandes, after sharing lunch with him today. He's the author of Reluctant Saviour, an insightful look at Australia's true role in East Timor's "liberation." My recent Sun Herald review is here.

PPS. Thanks to all who've added comments. We may only be one week old, but I want this blog to be, soon enough, an essential stop for news and views you won't find anywhere else, a challenge to the mainstream media's primary reliance on US sources and a community who believes that people of conscience need to be more active in disseminating dissenting viewpoints.


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