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Two New Posts by Bill Peace at “Bad Cripple”

NDY board member Bill Peace has been writing more on his blog Bad Cripple. Two of his recent posts last 2 touch directly on NDY concerns. In You Can’t do That, he describes the ways in which individuals and society focus hard on what he “can’t” do: The instant negativity attached to disability is raised … Continue reading Two New Posts by Bill Peace at “Bad Cripple”

Stephen Mendelsohn: CT Suicide Prevention Plan 2020 Includes Concerns About Disability & Assisted Suicide

[Editor’s Note:  This Guest Blog is from Stephen Mendelsohn, one of the leaders of Second Thoughts Connecticut.] This is likely a first from the mainstream suicide prevention community:  The Connecticut Suicide Advisory Board (CTSAB) recognizes that legalizing assisted suicide encourages people with disabilities to commit suicide.  Here’s the relevant excerpt from the State of Connecticut Suicide … Continue reading Stephen Mendelsohn: CT Suicide Prevention Plan 2020 Includes Concerns About Disability & Assisted Suicide

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

Stephen Hawking and Assisted Suicide: Media and Blogs

I meant to get this all up a little earlier, but life and exhaustion interfered a little with those plans.  Below are links to coverage and commentary I recommend highly regarding the Stephen Hawking/assisted suicide kerfuffle: On Wednesday, September 18th, I participated in a 10-minute live exchange with Barbara Coombs Lee of Compassion and Choices.  … Continue reading Stephen Hawking and Assisted Suicide: Media and Blogs

Vermont Assisted Suicide Bill Allows a Third Party to Speak for an Elder or Disabled Person

  Vermont Assisted Suicide Bill Allows a Third Party to Speak for an Elder or Disabled Person S. 77, the assisted suicide bill passed by the Vermont State Senate on Wednesday, endangers disabled people, elderly people and ill people.  The Vermont House should reconsider its earlier support of the legislation and work to protect the … Continue reading Vermont Assisted Suicide Bill Allows a Third Party to Speak for an Elder or Disabled Person