by Matthew Jansen, Care Alliance, 5 January 2016
Matt Vickers will speak at the Euthanasia 2016 conference in Amsterdam in May this year.
Mr Vickers is scheduled to speak in the ‘Campaign’ programme of the conference alongside George Eighmey from Oregon.
Mr Eighmey, a former Oregon House Representative and director of Compassion & Choices, sparked controversy in 2003 when he said that the top reason for people requesting assisted suicide was “I don’t want to have anyone wipe my rear end”.
Matthew Jansen, Secretary of the Care Alliance, said that Mr Vickers’ attendance at the conference “shows what a slippery slope the so-called ‘right to die’ really is. The Dutch organisers of the conference are currently campaigning for everybody over the age of 70 to have access to a ‘suicide pill’ as a matter of right. Will Mr Vickers be speaking for or against such a law change here?”
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