Care Not Kill – Are you ready for the next step?
Today is significant. It is World Suicide Prevention Day and it is the day that ARPA Canada launches the second part of the CARE NOT KILL campaign.
We support all efforts that are focused on helping human beings recognize their own value – we should always try to prevent suicide, no matter how dire the situation someone finds themselves in.
The government is obligated to revisit the current euthanasia this fall. Parliament is resuming in a matter of weeks and the government has indicated that it will move quickly to introduce a new euthanasia bill. It is likely that this new bill will greatly expand access to euthanasia and assisted suicide.
Instead of prevention they want to assist more people in committing suicide. This is not right.
The CARE NOT KILL campaign is designed to engage Canadians in a conversation about promoting suicide prevention instead of suicide assistance. With your support we have reached thousands of people with that message via postcards, flyers and posters.
We are now initiating the second part of this campaign.
ARPA Canada has partnered with dozens of other advocacy groups who share our concerns about the government’s plan to expand access to euthanasia and assisted suicide.
The goal is that in the next number of months at least 1,000 people meet with their Member of Parliament to express concerns and encourage the government to focus on suicide prevention, not assistance.
Can you imagine the impact of 10,000 face-to-face meetings where people opposed to the expansion of euthanasia are able to communicate their concerns in a respectful and truthful manner?
Are you willing to meet with your MP and reach them with this important message?