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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.

Two Disability Statements Issued After the Election of President-Elect Trump

[Editor’s Note: Not Dead Yet is one of 15 national disability organizations on the Steering Committee of the National Disability Leadership Alliance (NDLA). NDLA’s statement below reflects our solidarity and commitment to the broad diversity in the disability community. ADAPT is another member of the NDLA Steering Committee, and issued an Open Letter to President-Elect … Continue reading Two Disability Statements Issued After the Election of President-Elect Trump

Urge D.C. Council Members to Reject Fatally Flawed Assisted Suicide Bill B21-38

[Editor’s Note: Disability rights advocates in the District of Columbia are part of a diverse coalition of people from disability, minority, medical provider and faith communities working to oppose the assisted suicide bill currently before the D.C. Council and scheduled for a vote on Tuesday, November 1st. Below is an announcement that came from the … Continue reading Urge D.C. Council Members to Reject Fatally Flawed Assisted Suicide Bill B21-38