Friday, June 24, 2016

Worldwide Theater Protest: Bradley Williams at Montana Convention

Bradley Williams, President MAAS
Montanans Against Assisted Suicide
Two weeks ago, Montanans Against Assisted Suicide (MAAS) was at the Montana State Democratic Convention, doing its part to carry on the Worldwide Theater Protest spearheaded by the disability rights group, Not Dead Yet

Today, MAAS continues its participation in the protest at the 2016 Montana Republican State Platform Convention in Missoula.

Please consider a generous donation to help Montanans Against Assisted Suicide continue its work to stop assisted suicide and euthanasia from becoming legal in Montana. To donate, please click here

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Bradley Williams at the Montana Democratic State Convention

Bradley Williams, president of Montanans Against Assisted Suicide, today, at the 2016 Montana Democratic State Convention. This year's theme is "Suicide Prevention for All Montanans" - in support of the worldwide theater protest spearheaded by Not Dead Yet and other disability advocates.

Please consider a generous donation to help Montanans Against Assisted Suicide continue its work to stop assisted suicide and euthanasia from becoming legal in Montana.

To donate, please click here.

Thank you for your support!

Friday, June 3, 2016

Hamilton Theater Protest "Me Before You"

Advocates Protest Disability Snuff Film “Me Before You”

Hamilton Theater Protest
Disability rights advocates  in cities across the United States and around the world are protesting the latest Hollywood movie to end with the assisted suicide or euthanasia of the lead disabled character. Protests have already been held in New York City, Boston and Denver, with more planned throughout opening weekend in Los Angeles, Berkeley, Atlanta, Chicago, Baltimore, Philadelphia and other cities.
Members of Not Dead Yet UK protested at the London premier on May 24th, and garnered significant mainstream media coverage (GuardianBuzzfeed) during the protest and in the days following.
John Kelly testifying
Not Dead Yet’s New England regional director John Kelly has the same level of spinal cord injury as Will Traynor, the lead male character in Me Before You. “Book and screenplay author JoJo Moyes admits she knows nothing about quadriplegics,” said Kelly, “yet her ignorance is allowed to promote the idea that people like me are better off dead. No one’s suicide should be treated noble and inspirational. We reject this discrimination. Our suicides should be viewed as tragedies like anyone else’s.”
Hamilton Theater Protest

Thursday, May 7, 2015

SB is 202 Dead.

On February 11, 2015, SB 202, seeking to legalize assisted suicide and euthanasia, was tabled in committee.  With the close of the legislature, the bill is now dead.

Under the bill, young adults with chronic conditions, such as diabetes, would have been "eligible" for assisted suicide and euthanasia.  The bill, if passed, would have created the following problems:
  • The encouragement of people with years to live to throw away their lives.  
  • The creation of new paths of elder abuse, especially for people with money (in the inheritance context).
  • The empowerment of health care systems to steer patients to suicide, which is well documented in Oregon, one of the few states where assisted suicide is legal. 
  • An increase in other "conventional" suicides, including violent suicides by firearms, which is the case in Oregon. 
    To view documentation regarding these problems, and other problems with legalization, please click here for the text; click here for the attachments

    Thank you to everyone for your help to make the defeat of SB 202 possible.

    Bradley Williams, President.