All posts by Diane Coleman

NDY Activist Mike Reynolds Testifies Against Maine Assisted Suicide Bills

Long time NDY activist Mike Reynolds provided strong and effective testimony against assisted suicide bills in Maine, and attended the key committee work session held on April 19th. Here are his comments addressing Senator Brakey and Representative Hymanson: My name is Michael Reynolds, I live in Lewiston, ME and strongly urge you to vote to … Continue reading NDY Activist Mike Reynolds Testifies Against Maine Assisted Suicide Bills

Live On: Disabled Lives are Worth Living!!

From the Center for Disability Rights’ Director of Advocacy, Stephanie Woodward: The Live On Movement is a disability-led project for people with disabilities to see how worthwhile life is. Life can be hard sometimes, and this is even more true for people living with disabilities. Young people with disabilities face bullying, youth and adults with … Continue reading Live On: Disabled Lives are Worth Living!!

Anita Cameron: Physician Assisted Suicide Removes Choice

Often, the first charge of proponents of physician assisted suicide (PAS) to those of us who are against it is “you are taking away my choice to die when I want to by fighting against assisted suicide legislation”. Try as I may, I simply cannot understand that view. How am I taking away their choice? … Continue reading Anita Cameron: Physician Assisted Suicide Removes Choice

Marilyn Golden’s Testimony Against Alaska Assisted Suicide Bill H 54

[Editor’s note: As most of our readers know, NDY works closely with the Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund in opposing assisted suicide legislation. A Committee hearing was held last week – April 6 – in Alaska, which allows witnesses to testify by teleconference. Below is Marilyn Golden’s clearly articulated and compelling testimony. BTW, she … Continue reading Marilyn Golden’s Testimony Against Alaska Assisted Suicide Bill H 54

Bipartisan Agreement on Killing Disabled People

Although most people, policy makers and media, are not talking about people with disabilities, we’re acutely aware of the disparate ways that both the right and the left are fine with policies that will clearly lead to our premature deaths, along with the millions of seniors who depend on Medicaid to supplement Medicare. On the … Continue reading Bipartisan Agreement on Killing Disabled People