Executive Director - Euthanasia Prevention Coalition.
The local radio station, that I listen to, is playing a commercial for Mary Kills People, a six part drama on Global Television in Canada.
People have contacted me wondering what to do about Mary Kills People. We are disgusted by media outlets who insist on promoting euthanasia and assisted suicide without having the honesty and professionalism to equally promote programs that offers an alternative point of view.
I have personally not wasted my time watching Mary Kills People. I would first urge you to boycott the show. If you have watched the show email your assessment of Mary Kills People to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I urge all of our supporters to contact the CRTC and demand equal programming.
Global needs to do a series on people with disabilities who live fulfilling lives, or people with a terminal illness who through effective symptom management and social supports live a fulfilling life until their death, or people who had a terminal illness who survived? We need real stories that provide hope, we need stories that promote caring not killing.
Social change is accomplished through drama that changes our ideas of what constitutes reality, what is a good death, what is murder and what is mercy.
I am also concerned about the contagion effect connected to programs that promote killing.
Recently Liz Carr, a famous British actress who is also a leader of the disability rights group Not Dead Yet UK, produced a successful musical opposing assisted suicide called: Assisted Suicide: The Musical (Comments by Paul Russell). Carr, who is an incredible comedian, proves that opposing assisted suicide can also be entertaining.
You can respond to the propaganda by screening the Euthanasia Deception documentary in your community and by donating to the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition production costs for our next video that is now being produced under the working title - Fatal Flaws.