[act-ma] Tue Oct 30 2pm Webinar with Disability Rights activists opposing MA Ballot Question 2 which would authorize doctors to prescribe medication to kill people

David Rolde davidrolde at comcast.net
Wed Oct 24 18:41:26 PDT 2012

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From: "Amy Hasbrouck" <tigrlily61 at gmail.com> 
Subject: Webcast -- Second Thoughts on Question 2 

The time has come for 
Second Thoughts on Question 2 
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 2 p.m. 

Is it Death with Dignity or Assisted Suicide? 
Is it free choice or not? Will the safeguards work? 

Almost everyone with a “terminal illness” has a disability, and people with disabilities face life-or-death situations on a regular basis. Disability rights activists have studied this issue for 30 years, and have lived it our whole lives. We are savvy users of the health care system, and know its strengths and weaknesses. Who better, then, to shed light on the complex issues raised by Question 2? 

Second Thoughts is a group of Massachusetts voters with disabilities opposed to Question 2. Our supporters include local and national disability rights organizations who oppose assisted suicide, such as: 

Boston Center for Independent living (BCIL) Cape Organization for the Rights of the Disabled (CORD) 
Cambridge Commission for Persons with Disabilities Boston Commission for Persons with Disabilities 
National Council on Disability M*POWER 
Disability Policy Consortium Not Dead Yet 
Independence Associates World Institute on Disability 
MetroWest Center for Independent Living Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund 
Autism Self-Advocacy Network (ASAN) National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) 

to join the free webcast. see the instructions below 
For more info, go to www.second-thoughts.org 

To join the webcast, copy and paste this url into your browser after 1:30 on Tuesday, October 30: 


You will be asked to submit your Name before entering the “room.” The link will be active 30 minutes before the start of the session. 


1) Audio is provided through the webinar platform. You will need to have speakers on your computer or use a headset. 
2) This session is real-time captioned through the webinar platform. 
3) People may submit questions to the presenters through the Chat Area within the Webinar Platform. 
4) This session is being recorded for archival purposes. 
5) People who are using Screen Reader Software should review the instructions and information available on-line at: http://www.adaconferences.org/Accessibility/ It is critical that you review this information and configure your computer prior to the session. 
We look forward to hearing from you, and taking your questions, on October 30! 

(If the above link doesn’t work, use this link to reach the webcast: https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=2010214&password=M.C0AC414887D70D33567D593852659F ) 

Be well 

Amy E. Hasbrouck 
Not Dead Yet / Toujours Vivant / NDY Canada / Second Thoughts 
Valleyfield, Québec 
tigrlily61 at gmail.com 

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