Category Archives: Anita Cameron

NDY Activists Deliver Counter to NY Assisted Suicide Proponents’ Lobby Day

Nearly 20 disability activists wearing hot pink Not Dead Yet – The Resistance t-shirts took their message to Albany on May 9th. This was the lobby day scheduled by assisted suicide proponents, but NDY refused to give them the last word. News coverage in the Albany Times Union quoted Adam Prizio, who serves as manager … Continue reading NDY Activists Deliver Counter to NY Assisted Suicide Proponents’ Lobby Day

NDY Staff Raise Disability and Minority Community Issues in Boston Training

On Saturday, May 6th, NDY’s John Kelly and Anita Cameron were part of a very informative and successful training on the dangers of assisted suicide legislation held in Boston by the Patients Rights Action Fund (PRAF). PRAF is an important partner in coalitions that oppose legalization of assisted suicide, and has offered similar trainings in … Continue reading NDY Staff Raise Disability and Minority Community Issues in Boston Training

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

Anita Cameron: The Disability Perspective

A few weeks ago, I went to Albany, the New York state capital, to meet with members of the Senate Minority Caucus to urge them not to support any forthcoming assisted suicide legislation. During the meetings, each legislator and/or staffer was asked had he or she heard stances against assisted suicide from the perspective of … Continue reading Anita Cameron: The Disability Perspective

NDY Director of Minority Outreach Submits Testimony Opposing Hawaii Assisted Suicide Bill SB1129

Testimony in Opposition to SB 1129 Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Good day. Thank you very much for allowing me to offer my thoughts to you today. My name is Anita Cameron. I am a 51-year-old with multiple disabilities, two of which are degenerative, and one which will take my life. I am writing in opposition to … Continue reading NDY Director of Minority Outreach Submits Testimony Opposing Hawaii Assisted Suicide Bill SB1129