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Life with Dignity

2020年12月08日 Life with Dignity

DPI-Japan’ Statement about the Bill on Special Provisions to the Civil Code regarding legal parent-child relationships of children born through Assisted Reproductive Technology

DPI-Japan has published the following statement regarding the Bill. (The bill has passed both the House of Councillors and the House of Representatives and became Law on 4th December 2020.) DPI-Japan’ Statement about the Bill on Special Provisions to the Civil Code regarding legal parent-child relationships of children born through Assisted Reproductive Technology November 30th, 2020 To: Mr. YOSHIIE Hiroyuki, Chairmen of the Committee on Judicial Affairs, House of Representatives DPI-JAPAN is a civil society organization of people with disabilities, consisting of 94 disabled people’s organisations in Japan, aiming at an inclusive society where no one is separated from their communities because of their disabilities. We are deeply concerned about…

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2015年06月15日 Life with Dignity

Death with Dignity and Persons with Disabilities

Shoji Nakanishi (Board Member, DPI-Japan) Current Circumstances There have been some actions taken to legalize “death with dignity”, which is based on the individual’s own decision to refuse life prolonging treatment. A non-partisan parliamentary alliance would submit a Bill to Respect Individual Will Concerning Medical Care in the Terminal Phase (the Bill on Death with Dignity) to the Diet. In accordance with this bill, if a patient has refused life-prolonging treatments, the assigned doctor cannot be held responsible for that patient’s death. If passed and enacted, the bill would also widely affect rescue and life-saving activities. There appears to be strong support for this bill. The organization lobbying for this…

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