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#CripTheVote Discussion on Physician Assisted Suicide (a.k.a. “Medical Aid in Dying”) - September 11, 2022

#CripTheVote Discussion  Physician Assisted Suicide, (a.k.a. “Medical Aid In Dying”)  Guest hosts: Anita Cameron, Diane Coleman, Jules Good, Sarah Jama, and Gabrielle Peters  Sunday, September 11, 4:00 PM Eastern / 1 PM Pacific - www.cripthevote.blogspot.com

#CripTheVote Discussion

Physician Assisted Suicide, (a.k.a. “Medical Aid In Dying”)

Guest hosts: Anita Cameron, Diane Coleman, Jules Good, Sarah Jama, and Gabrielle Peters

Sunday, September 11, 4:00 PM Eastern / 1 PM Pacific

The co-partners of #CripTheVote, Andrew Pulrang, Gregg Beratan, and Alice Wong, invite you to a Twitter discussion about Physician Assisted Suicide, also known as “Medical Aid in Dying,” with guest hosts Anita Cameron, Jules Good, and Diane Coleman of Not Dead Yet, Sarah Jama of the Disability Justice Network of Ontario, and Gabrielle Peters of Disability Filibuster.

This conversation will mention structural ableism, eugenics, death and dying, suffering, and genocide and may be distressing. Feel free to take breaks from Twitter or mute the #CripTheVote hashtag during the chat.

Please note this will be a 30-minute chat with us asking a few questions to our guest hosts with time for questions and answers in the last 15 minutes. 

Background information on the topic:

https://notdeadyet.org/

 

https://www.djno.ca/

 

https://disabilityfilibuster.ca/

Unedited draft testimony to Senate on Bill C7 - Gabrielle Peters

Resources - Dignity Denied

Perhaps They Won’t Have Died in Vain: The GRIM Project - Aislinn Thomas

Bill C-7, assisted dying, and “lives not worth living” - Jonas-S├ębastien Beaudry

The Right To Die Is Coercive Without Giving Support To Live - Nora Loreto

 

How to Participate


Follow @GreggBeratan @AndrewPulrang and our guests @adaptanita, @ndycoleman, @JulesGood1009, @SarahJama_, and @mssinenomine. When it’s time for the chat, search #CripTheVote on Twitter for the series of live tweets under the ‘Latest’ tab for the full conversation. 

 

If you don’t use Twitter, you can follow along in real time here: http://twubs.com/CripTheVote

 

Another way to participate in the chat is to use this app that allows you to pause the chat if the Tweets are coming at you too fast: http://www.tchat.io/

 

Here is a link for people who are new to Twitter on starting an account and how to use it: https://help.twitter.com/en/new-user-faq

 

Here’s an article about how to participate in a Twitter chat: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/how-to-participate-in-a-twitter-chat/546805/

 

Check out this captioned ASL explanation of how to participate in a chat by @behearddchttps://www.facebook.com/HEARDDC/videos/1181213075257528/



Introductory Tweets and Chat Questions

 

Welcome to the #CripTheVote Twitter chat on Medical Aid in Dying and Physician Assisted Suicide. Remember to use the #CripTheVote hashtag when you tweet. If you respond to a question such as Q1, your tweet should follow this format: “A1 [your message] #CripTheVote”


Please note this will be a 30-minute chat with us asking a few questions to our guest hosts @adaptanita, @ndycoleman@JulesGood1009, @SarahJama_ & @mssinenomine with time for Q&A in the last 15 minutes. #CripTheVote

 

Content warning: This conversation will mention structural ableism, eugenics, death & dying, suffering, & genocide and may be distressing to many. Feel free to take breaks from Twitter or mute the #CripTheVote hashtag during the chat.

 

Q1 @adaptanita, @ndycoleman@JulesGood1009, @SarahJama_ & @mssinenomine: please introduce yourselves and tell us how you became involved organizing w/ disabled people against Medical Aid in Dying in Canada or Physician Assisted Suicide in the US. #CripTheVote

 

Q2a @SarahJama_ & @mssinenomine: what should people know about #BillC7 which passed last year, the work of @DisabilityFili1, and the implications for disabled people in Canada & beyond? Where can people go to learn more & support? #CripTheVote 

 

Q2b @adaptanita, @ndycoleman, @JulesGood1009: what do you want to share about @NotDeadYetUSA and the recent efforts legalizing physician assisted suicide in various states in the US? What other countries are facing a similar fight?  #CripTheVote

 

Q3 What are some strategies in mobilizing opposition to Medical Aid in Dying & Physician Assisted Suicide? How can we collectively push back against institutions, systems, & cultures that want us dead? #CripTheVote

 

Q4 What are the main responses disabled people can give to those who claim Medical Aid in Dying or Physician Assisted Suicide laws are merely intended to give terminally ill personal choice and autonomy? #CripTheVote

 

Q5 Assisted suicide and euthanasia laws are often viewed as a progressive social cause, a civil right, while you call it discrimination. How do you explain that? #CripTheVote

 

And now we’ll leave it open to the #CripTheVote community to ask some questions to

@adaptanita, @ndycoleman, @JulesGood1009, @SarahJama_, and @mssinenomine. Don’t forget to tag the people you want to reach and use the hashtag!

 

Thank you for joining our mini #CripTheVote Twitter chat on Medical Aid in Dying & Physician Assisted Suicide. Many thanks to our guest hosts @adaptanita, @ndycoleman, @SarahJama_, & @mssinenomine! A recap will be posted on our blog shortly http://cripthevote.blogspot.com/