Christian Action League first alerted North Carolina Right to Life (NCRTL) to an article in the Charlotte Observer about Reverend Exxo's plans to open an assisted suicide facility in Gastonia. We posted an article on this blog. Then, Christian Action League posted its own article containing additional information to their web site. Please read their article: Click here.
Assisted suicide became an issue in the recent Wake County murder case in which Patrick Hare was convicted of murdering Matthew Silliman. This case is a further illustration of the problem that exists in our state because North Carolina has no law banning assisted suicide. Hare's attorney suggested to the jury that Hare had assisted Silliman in committing a suicide. Read the article by Luanne Williams with the Christian Action League which appeared on their web site on September 30, 2010: Click here.
On October 23, 2011, in Raleigh there will be a Life Conference where end of life and abortion issues will be discussed. Dorothy Yeung, NCRTL Vice-President, will be one of the featured speakers. While some topics will be discussed like capital punishment which is not one of NCRTL's issues, the majority of the conference will address issues central to our educational and public policy efforts. Visit their web site to learn more about the speakers and their topics and how to register for the event. Click here.
WAYNE COCKFIELD: FEATURED SPEAKER AT NCRTL JANUARY 2011 EVENTS
On January 15, 2011, Wayne Cockfield, USMC Retired from
Florence, South Carolina, will be the featured speaker at the 12th Annual Prayer for Life at the Holiday Inn-Brownstone Hotel and Conference Center at 9:30 AM and Rally for Life being held in Raleigh at Nash Square at 1:00 PM.
Wayne Cockfield successfully helped lobby the U.S. Congress for passage of the Assisted Suicide Funding Restriction Act of 1997, which prevents federal tax dollars from being used to fund the killing of American citizens. Prior to the enactment of the recent Obama Helath Care Law, he also lobbied successfully for a Medicare bill that assured Americans are not prohibited from using their own money to obtain non-rationed health care, and are not denied medical treatment based on their quality of life.
A Vietnam War veteran, Cockfield stepped on a land mine in 1969 while on river patrol in Quang Nam Province. As a result, he lost both legs, much of the use of his right hand, and suffered numerous internal injuries. "People with disabilities are often mistakenly considered by others to have a 'poor quality of life,'" Cockfield says. "Assisted suicide is spoken about by people with no serious disabilities. Disabled people do not want to die." (Source: The Nightingale Alliance web site)
All pro-lifers are encouraaged to come hear Wayne make his compelling case against assisted suicide and euthanasia. Be on watch for all the details coming to the NCRTL web site very soon. Click here.