Category Archives: assisted suicide

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

Disability Advocate Sheryl Grossman Gives Moving Testimony Against Maryland Assisted Suicide Bill

Statement to the House Health ad Government Operations and Judiciary Committees Re: House Bill 370—“End of Life Options Act” Thursday, February 16, 2017 OPPOSE Madam Chair, Delegates, and fellow citizens, I am here today to oppose House Bill 370, the “End of Life Options Act”. My name is Sheryl Grossman. I have a very rare, … Continue reading Disability Advocate Sheryl Grossman Gives Moving Testimony Against Maryland Assisted Suicide Bill

Press Release: Eleven Disability Organizations File Friend of the Court Brief in Appeal of New York Assisted Suicide Case

Contacts: Diane Coleman 708-420-0539 dcoleman@notdeadyet.org Adam Prizio 518-320-7100 (office) 603-518-4910 (cell) aprizio@cdrnys.org  On February 15, 2017, Not Dead Yet and ten other national and New York state disability rights organizations have filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the New York Court of Appeals in support of rulings by the Supreme Court and Appellate Division, both of which dismissed a case seeking to … Continue reading Press Release: Eleven Disability Organizations File Friend of the Court Brief in Appeal of New York Assisted Suicide Case

NDY Urges AMA To Affirm Longstanding Opposition to Legalizing Assisted Suicide

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

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