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Anita Cameron: American Health Care Act and Doctor Prescribed Suicide

The American Health Care Act (AHCA) is dangerous for people with disabilities. If passed, among other things, it will most likely eliminate affordable insurance coverage for people with pre-existing conditions, cut $834 billion from Medicaid over ten years (most people with disabilities, including seniors, rely on Medicaid for personal care, long-term care services and supports … Continue reading Anita Cameron: American Health Care Act and Doctor Prescribed Suicide

John Kelly Examines Legislators’ Arguments Leading to Victory in Maine

Not Dead Yet testimony featured in defeat of Maine assisted suicide bill The situation was tense. The Maine State Senate had pulled off a stunner by passing assisted suicide bill LD 347 by a vote of 16-15. We were nervous because two years ago, it was the Senate that saved the day by stopping a … Continue reading John Kelly Examines Legislators’ Arguments Leading to Victory in Maine

Four Years After His Death, Disabled 8-Year-Old’s Death in Organ Donation is Under Investigation

The LA Times is reporting that the  death of a disabled 8-year-old boy in 2013 is currently under investigation by Los Angeles police and the DA office. Back in 2013, Cole Hartman’s father found his son with his head submerged in their washing machine. Cole went into cardiac arrest, but paramedics were able to resuscitate him. … Continue reading Four Years After His Death, Disabled 8-Year-Old’s Death in Organ Donation is Under Investigation

Delaware NDY’s Daniese McMullin-Powell: Testimony Against Assisted Suicide Bill

Photo: Red-haired woman sitting in wheelchair with legs crossed, holding leash with service dog sitting next to her. House Health and Human Development Committee   June 7, 2017 Daniese McMullin-Powell, Delaware Not Dead Yet OPPOSE HB 160, End of Life Options Doctors will be prescribing barbiturates with instructions to ingest 100 pills on an empty stomach … Continue reading Delaware NDY’s Daniese McMullin-Powell: Testimony Against Assisted Suicide Bill

NY Court of Appeals Rally – Two Photos and Coverage

NDY activists from across the state rallied Tuesday, May 30th on a cold and rainy afternoon outside the New York Court of Appeals. The friend-of-the-court brief filed by NDY and joined by ten other national and state Disability Rights Amici was mentioned twice during oral argument in the case, favorably, by counsel for the Attorney … Continue reading NY Court of Appeals Rally – Two Photos and Coverage