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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

Anita Cameron: Blacks and the Anti Assisted Suicide Movement

[Editor’s Note: Anita Cameron has served on the national NDY Board since late 2013. She is a longtime community organizer with ADAPT and I have had the honor of knowing and working with her since 1987 when I joined ADAPT. She is one of the leaders of Not Dead Yet Colorado. Her article, Blacks and … Continue reading Anita Cameron: Blacks and the Anti Assisted Suicide Movement

Carol Cleigh Sutton: What is the function of movies like Me Before You?

[Editor’s Note: This is a guest blog by Carol Cleigh Sutton, an original Board member of NDY when we formed in 1996, and a long time disability activist.] I’ve spent some time thinking about why movies like Me Before You get made. After all, it’s not a bit original. From Whose Life is it, Anyway? … Continue reading Carol Cleigh Sutton: What is the function of movies like Me Before You?

NDY Press Release: Advocates Protest Disability Snuff Film “Me Before You”

Contacts: John Kelly 617-536-5140 Diane Coleman 708-420-0539 Advocates Protest Disability Snuff Film “Me Before You” Disability rights advocates in cities across the United States and around the world are protesting the latest Hollywood movie to end with the assisted suicide or euthanasia of the lead disabled character. Protests have already been held in New York … Continue reading NDY Press Release: Advocates Protest Disability Snuff Film “Me Before You”

UPDATED ACTION ALERT: PROTEST DISABILITY SNUFF FILM “ME BEFORE YOU”!

[The Action Alert below now includes embedded links to “Me Before You” protest leaflets, downloadable in color or black&white, a banner that can be produced at a local print shop, and a template press release for local disability activists to use for media outreach. For additional information and links to the many articles by disability … Continue reading UPDATED ACTION ALERT: PROTEST DISABILITY SNUFF FILM “ME BEFORE YOU”!