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Lisa Blumberg: What Principles Should Govern Charlie Gard’s Case?

The Charlie Gard case concerns a young British child with a very rare genetic condition that has currently left him unable to move, breathe or eat on his own. His parents wanted to take him to the United States for experimental treatment but his London doctors, believing he has suffered enough, wanted to turn off … Continue reading Lisa Blumberg: What Principles Should Govern Charlie Gard’s Case?

NDY Statement on the First Anniversary of the Sagamihara Murders

[Editor’s note: Disability advocates in Japan requested this Statement which was written by Stephen Drake, NDY’s Research Analyst, and will be translated and read during a ceremony to be held on July 26, 2017 honoring the victims of the Sagamihara murders.] One year ago, 19 disabled people were brutally stabbed to death by a young … Continue reading NDY Statement on the First Anniversary of the Sagamihara Murders

NDY UK Intervenes in Noel Conway Assisted Suicide Case

NDY UK’s Press Release on the July 17 court proceeding includes a powerful statement on the issues from a disability rights perspective. www.notdeadyetuk.org ********PRESS RELEASE: 16 JULY 2017 @ 14:00 ******** __________________________________ DISABLED AND TERMINALLY ILL PEOPLE INTERVENE TO STOP NEW ATTEMPT TO LEGALISE ASSISTED SUICIDE Lawyers acting for Not Dead Yet UK will go … Continue reading NDY UK Intervenes in Noel Conway Assisted Suicide Case

Alert From NCIL: Healthcare Vote Expected Next Week: The Fight Is Not Over!

Disability advocates across the nation are continuing the fight to save Medicaid and preserve our healthcare, our lives and our liberty. Medicaid is the primary funder of home and community based services that provide independence and freedom, preventing older and disabled people from being shoved away in nursing facilities to die. This latest Alert from our friends at … Continue reading Alert From NCIL: Healthcare Vote Expected Next Week: The Fight Is Not Over!

Disability Activists Hold Nationwide Protests of Proposed Medicaid Cuts

ADAPT’s June 22nd protest in Washington, D.C. brought unprecedented public attention to disabled people’s profound fears about the very real and personal consequences of proposed cuts to Medicaid. It’s not an exaggeration to say that lives and liberty are at stake. Rachel Maddow’s coverage on MSNBC was especially detailed in painting a clear picture of … Continue reading Disability Activists Hold Nationwide Protests of Proposed Medicaid Cuts