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Paul Gallico, Disability and Love: How and why he changed the ending to “The Snow Goose”

During recent “Me Before You” discussions, some of us wondered if most fictional romances between disabled and nondisabled characters were always cut short. I started thinking about a story I read a long time ago. I don’t  remember how old I was when I first read The Snow Goose by Paul Gallico. I’m pretty sure … Continue reading Paul Gallico, Disability and Love: How and why he changed the ending to “The Snow Goose”

Press Release: Disability Advocates Applaud New Mexico Supreme Court Ruling In Assisted Suicide Case

In a unanimous opinion issued yesterday afternoon, the New Mexico Supreme Court ruled in the Morris v. Brandenburg case that there is no state constitutional right to assisted suicide. Not Dead Yet was assisted by disability rights attorney Steve Gold and New Mexico counsel Lara Katz in filing a friend-of-the-court brief in the case. Joining Not Dead Yet in … Continue reading Press Release: Disability Advocates Applaud New Mexico Supreme Court Ruling In Assisted Suicide Case

New Mexico Supreme Court Rules Against Constitutional Right To Assisted Suicide

In a unanimous opinion issued June 30, 2016, the New Mexico Supreme Court ruled in the Morris v. Brandenburg case that there is no state constitutional right to assisted suicide. Not Dead Yet was assisted by disability rights attorney Steve Gold and New Mexico counsel Lara Katz in filing a friend-of-the-court brief in the case. Joining … Continue reading New Mexico Supreme Court Rules Against Constitutional Right To Assisted Suicide

VIDEO: The Disability Community Responds to Me Before You movie

There’s a brand new video created by Carrie Ann Lucas celebrating protests of the movie “Me Before You” by the disability community on three continents. Carrie is on the Board of Directors of NDY and one of the leaders of Colorado NDY. Here’s how she describes the video: The disability community responded to the disability … Continue reading VIDEO: The Disability Community Responds to Me Before You movie

California Assisted Suicide Law Is Denounced By Leading Disability Rights Policy Center

[Editor’s Note: Apologies for this belated posting of an press release from our friends at DREDF regarding an important new watchdog website launched by our allies at the Patients Rights Action Fund.] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 6, 2016 CONTACTS: Marilyn Golden, Senior Policy Analyst, Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF) (510) 549-9339 mgolden@dredf.org CALIFORNIA ASSISTED … Continue reading California Assisted Suicide Law Is Denounced By Leading Disability Rights Policy Center