Category Archives: Amy Hasbrouck

Amy Hasbrouck’s Powerful Message to NCD Urges U.S. Disability Leadership Against the Global Threat of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia Laws

Dear NCD members: I have been a member of the board of Not Dead Yet in the United States since 2000.  I am also the director of Toujours Vivant-Not Dead Yet, a project of the Council of Canadians with Disabilities Ending of Life Ethics Committee to inform, unify and give voice to the disability rights … Continue reading Amy Hasbrouck’s Powerful Message to NCD Urges U.S. Disability Leadership Against the Global Threat of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia Laws

An Open Letter to Doctors From NDY Canada’s Amy Hasbrouck

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

NDY Protests the World Federation Conference – From My Vantage Point

Not Dead Yet and other disability rights activists from around the U.S. and Canada held a three-day protest vigil at an international assisted suicide and euthanasia conference held in Chicago last week, hosted by the U.S. group Final Exit Network.   Some of the first day’s events, including an opening rally, were covered here.  We plan … Continue reading NDY Protests the World Federation Conference – From My Vantage Point

Disability Rights Leadership Institute on Bioethics: Advancing the Disability Rights Perspective on Bioethics Issues

Months of work came to fruition on April 25 – 26, 2014 at the Crystal City Marriott in Arlington, VA.  Conference planning experts told us to expect a 10% no show rate, but out of our final count of 68 who signed up to attend (we had initially expected about 50), only 3 missed it.  … Continue reading Disability Rights Leadership Institute on Bioethics: Advancing the Disability Rights Perspective on Bioethics Issues

Canada: Toujours Vivant-Not Dead Yet Release: Bill 52 And Suicide Prevention Week: Deadly Irony

Press Release from Toujours-Vivant-Not Dead Yet: Bill 52 And Suicide Prevention Week: Deadly Irony VALLEYFIELD, QC, Feb. 1, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ – While Quebec marks suicide prevention week from February 2-8, disability rights activists believe Bill 52, which would allow euthanasia of ill and disabled people, undermines the public policy of suicide prevention. “There is … Continue reading Canada: Toujours Vivant-Not Dead Yet Release: Bill 52 And Suicide Prevention Week: Deadly Irony