Physician-Assisted Suicide

Tuesday, September 20, 2011 from 4-5 p.m. EDT


Threats to the Lives of People with Disabilities, Part II: Physician-Assisted Suicide

Resources    
 Webinar PowerPoint Presentation - in PDF    PDF
 Webinar PowerPoint Presentation - in two parts Part 1 Part 2
 Bishop's Statement on Physician-Assisted Suicide  Link  
 ACTION STEPS for To Live Each Day Word  PDF
 First Steps - Model for Inclusion Sunday  Word  PDF
 Tips for Creating Access  and Welcome  Word  PDF
 Suicide in Movies   PDF
 How to discuss movies about assisted suicide  Word  PDF

 Description:

Washington, D.C. The National Catholic Partnership on Disability (NCPD)
will host a web seminar (“webinar”) on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 from
4-5 p.m. EDT that will explain the moral and ethical objections to current
and proposed state legislation authorizing physician-assisted suicide (PAS).
Threats to the Lives of People with Disabilities, Part II: Physician-Assisted
Suicide will detail the policy statement on the subject approved by the US
Catholic Bishops at their General Assembly in June 2011. The webinar will
be captioned and participants will have the opportunity to ask questions
and respond to polls.

Participants in the September 20 training will learn about current legislative
efforts, and how to counter them from a theological perspective based on
Scripture and Catholic Church teaching. The medical and personal impact
of such legislation will also be discussed and participants will have the
opportunity to ask questions of the presenters. The webinar will be live
captioned. All registered participants will have access to an online
resource toolkit suitable for parishes, clergy and others interested in
defending the dignity of human life from conception to natural death. The
webinar is free to NCPD affiliate member (arch) dioceses and webinar
partners, and is offered for a modest fee to others wishing to participate.
For more information or to register for the webinar, go to www.ncpd.org.

The NCPD webinar is being developed in collaboration with the United
States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and its Secretariat of Pro-
Life Activities, and is based on To Live Each Day with Dignity: A Statement
on Assisted Suicide. The statement details longstanding Church
teaching on the life and dignity of the human person, and reflects on how this teaching relates to people with terminal illness, chronic conditions, and disabilities. The NCPD webinar will consider specifically how physician-assisted suicide legislation poses a particular threat to those who have a disability.

Provides:

  • Legislative and medical issues
  • Ideas for making an impact
  • To Live Each Day with Dignity: A Statement on Physician-Assisted Suicide,
  • other Church teaching and Scripture
  • Personal perspective
  • Real-time captioning

Presenters:

Richard Doerflinger, Associate Director, United States
Conference of Catholic Bishops' Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities

Fr. Dan Mindling, OFM Cap, Theologian, Academic Dean,
Mount St. Mary's Seminary

Sr. Janice McGrane, SSJ, author, national presenter, disability
activist and leader.

Moderator:

Jerry Freewalt,
Program Director,
Office of Social Concerns,
Diocese of Columbus


Partners for this production:

Partners for this production: The (USCCB) Secretariat of Pro-life Activities, the Office of Justice, Peace and Human Development, and the Knights of Columbus.

In consultation with: The National Catholic Office for the Deaf (NCOD), the National Apostolate for Inclusion Ministry (NAfIM) and the Conference of Major Superiors of Men (CMSM), Justice & Peace .



Recommended for those in the following ministries and professions:

  • Parish and Diocesan Ministries 
  • Pro-life Ministry
  • Mental Health
  • Seminary and Medical Studies 
  • Health Care
  • Family Life
  • Disability Ministry
  • Social Concerns
  • Chaplaincy
  • State Catholic Conferences
 

Free of charge if your Diocese is an Affiliate of NCPD (verify at ncpd.org) or member/constituent of webinar Partners. The registration fee for others is $45 per logged-in computer. Group viewing encouraged!