On November 11, 2016, NDY sent a letter to the AMA, the first of two submissions urging the AMA through its Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs to re-affirm its position opposing legalization of assisted suicide. During the twelve years that NDY was based in Chicago, when we knew of motions being made to overturn … Continue reading NDY Urges AMA To Affirm Longstanding Opposition to Legalizing Assisted Suicide
[Editor’s Note: Thanks to the Patients Rights Action Fund for the information in this urgent alert!] For decades, the official position of the American Medical Association (AMA) has been to oppose the legalization of assisted suicide (Policy 140.952, Policy 270.965). The AMA will have an interim meeting to discuss its policy on assisted suicide Nov. … Continue reading Action Alert: Urge the AMA to Reaffirm Opposition to Assisted Suicide
This is a belated but timeless post of Amy Hasbrouck’s powerful open letter to the Canadian Medical Association (CMA). Amy is Director of NDY’s sister organization, Toujours Vivant/Not Dead Yet Canada. She issued the letter in August 2014 in response to the CMA’s report entitled “End of Life Care: A National Dialogue.” Her message calling … Continue reading An Open Letter to Doctors From NDY Canada’s Amy Hasbrouck
As many or most of you know, disability activists “on a mission from ADAPT” have landed in Chicago. Right now, 500 disability activists are making a housecall at the headquarters of the American Medical Association (AMA). The activists have a set of demands for the organization: 1. Endorse the Community Choice Act and actively promote … Continue reading Disability Activists Make a Housecall at the AMA
(Note – I’ve made slight edits from yesterday’s original version of this entry to eliminate some ambiguity in places. Hopefully, these minor edits fix that ambiguity.) During the last week of July, the news broke that a grand jury refused to indict Dr. Anna Pou on charges related to the deaths of four patients in … Continue reading Did Katrina Prosecutor Mean to Lose All Along?