International Task Force on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide

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The International Task Force on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization that concerns itself with the issues of euthanasia, doctor-prescribed suicide, advance directives, assisted suicide proposals, "right-to-die" cases, disability rights, pain control, and related bioethical issues. They oppose the legalization of euthanasia. The executive director of the Task Force is lawyer Rita Marker, author of Deadly Compassion: The Death of Ann Humphry and the Truth About Euthanasia, which puts forth an account of the death of the wife of euthanasia advocate Derek Humphry.[1] In January 2011, The International Task Force changed its name to The Patients Rights Council. Their Frank Reed Memorial Library maintains the most and up-to-date collection in the world of books as well as periodical, newspaper and professional journal articles devoted to euthanasia, doctor-prescribed suicide and end-of-life issues.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ Rita Marker, Deadly Compassion: The Death of Ann Humphry and the Truth About Euthanasia,(New York, William Morrow, 1993).