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Urge Your Congress Members to Attend Assisted Suicide Briefing Jan. 12th

Two of the speakers at a January 12th Congressional Briefing on assisted suicide will be disability rights advocates: Anne Sommers, Board Chair of Not Dead Yet, and Lindsay Baran, Policy Analyst of the National Council on Independent Living. Please urge your members of Congress to attend this important bipartisan briefing on Thursday, January 12, in … Continue reading Urge Your Congress Members to Attend Assisted Suicide Briefing Jan. 12th

New Mobility Highlights “2016 People of the Year: The Resisters”

Few in the disability community would argue about 2016 being a hard year – assaults on the Americans with Disabilities Act, assaults on our access to education, assaults on safety nets many of us rely on – and of course – assaults on our right to dignified lives in the form of policies and rhetoric … Continue reading New Mobility Highlights “2016 People of the Year: The Resisters”

Not Dead Yet and Respecting Choices Announce Successful Collaboration

Not Dead Yet and other disability advocates and rehabilitation physicians have worked with Respecting Choices, a national leader in the field of advance care planning, to develop fact sheets on feeding tubes and breathing supports. Today, they announce the results of an over two year collaborative effort. The project began following an open letter from … Continue reading Not Dead Yet and Respecting Choices Announce Successful Collaboration

John Kelly’s Letter Published in the Cape Cod Times

Not Dead Yet New England Regional Director John Kelly sent a letter to the editor last week after the Cape Cod Times published Rabbi Elias Lieberman’s opinion piece promoting legalized assisted suicide. In the lead up to the 2012 referendum on assisted suicide, Rabbi Lieberman invited John to take part in a panel discussion about … Continue reading John Kelly’s Letter Published in the Cape Cod Times

Mary’s Killer Cocktail: Recipe for Legalized Euthanasia in D.C.

The diverse D.C. coalition against assisted suicide, NoDCSuicide.org, has come up with an infographic showing the abject failure of the D.C. assisted suicide bill to protect people from the dangers of mistake, coercion and abuse. The bill doesn’t even casually mention, much less require, self-administration of the lethal drugs, making it the most clearcut active … Continue reading Mary’s Killer Cocktail: Recipe for Legalized Euthanasia in D.C.