Category Archives: aid in dying

NDY Submission to United Nations Criticizes Proposal To Support Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia

Submission re: Draft General Comment on Article 6 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights – Right to Life October 6, 2017 Executive Summary Not Dead Yet USA is a national, grassroots disability rights group that opposes legalization of assisted suicide and euthanasia as deadly forms of discrimination against old, ill and disabled … Continue reading NDY Submission to United Nations Criticizes Proposal To Support Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia

NDY UK Relieved By High Court Ruling in Assisted Suicide Case

In a case brought in the U.K. by Noel Conway, a man with motor neuron disease, the High Court ruled against overturning legal protections against assisted suicide. Not Dead Yet U.K., which made a submission in the case, issued the following press release when the ruling came out. PRESS RELEASE: Disabled campaigners pleased that High … Continue reading NDY UK Relieved By High Court Ruling in Assisted Suicide Case

NDY Joins National Alliance to Support Proposed Federal Resolution Opposing Legalization of Assisted Suicide

[Editor’s note: Today, NDY’s Anita Cameron is among the speaker’s at a press conference announcing the introduction of a bipartisan Sense of Congress Resolution detailing the dangers of a public policy of assisted suicide. NDY’s disability community allies, including ADAPT, DREDF and NCIL, support this Resolution. The National Alliance press release is below.] For Immediate … Continue reading NDY Joins National Alliance to Support Proposed Federal Resolution Opposing Legalization of Assisted Suicide

Disability Rights Groups Applaud NY Court of Appeals Assisted Suicide Ruling

Contacts: Diane Coleman 708-420-0539 dcoleman@notdeadyet.org Adam Prizio 518-320-7100 (office) 603-518-4910 (cell) aprizio@cdrnys.org  For Immediate Release: Disability rights groups applaud today’s New York Court of Appeals unanimous ruling announcing that “we reject plaintiffs’ argument that an individual has a fundamental constitutional right to aid-in-dying . . . . We also reject plaintiffs’ assertion that the State’s prohibition on assisted suicide … Continue reading Disability Rights Groups Applaud NY Court of Appeals Assisted Suicide Ruling

Canadian Proposals for Assisted Suicide Eligibility for Mental Health Conditions

Below is the text of Toujours Vivant/Not Dead Yet Canada‘s webcast today on a Canadian proposal to expand eligibility for assisted suicide and euthanasia (AS/E) to include people with labels of “mental illness.” COUNCIL OF CANADIAN ACADEMIES “MAID” EXPANSION STUDY: MENTAL ILLNESS This is the second part of our series on the three areas of assisted … Continue reading Canadian Proposals for Assisted Suicide Eligibility for Mental Health Conditions