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NDY Submits Public Comment on Proposal on Living Organ Donation By “Persons With Certain Fatal Diseases”

This is a complicated subject. It impacts people with disabilities in multiple ways, both as organ donors and recipients. But the tone and recommendations of the proposal by the Ethics Committee of the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network needed a response. Some excerpts follow. The organ transplant program saves lives, including some of our organization’s … Continue reading NDY Submits Public Comment on Proposal on Living Organ Donation By “Persons With Certain Fatal Diseases”

NDY Joins National Alliance to Support Proposed Federal Resolution Opposing Legalization of Assisted Suicide

[Editor’s note: Today, NDY’s Anita Cameron is among the speaker’s at a press conference announcing the introduction of a bipartisan Sense of Congress Resolution detailing the dangers of a public policy of assisted suicide. NDY’s disability community allies, including ADAPT, DREDF and NCIL, support this Resolution. The National Alliance press release is below.] For Immediate … Continue reading NDY Joins National Alliance to Support Proposed Federal Resolution Opposing Legalization of Assisted Suicide

National ADAPT Saves Our Lives and Liberty AGAIN!

Deja Vu. The last time Congress proposed to decimate Medicaid and insurance protections, National ADAPT came to the rescue. We linked to some of the impressive coverage in this blog. Now they’ve done it again, saved the lives and liberty of millions – again! One tweet said, “In 2017, the cavalry doesn’t ride on horses. … Continue reading National ADAPT Saves Our Lives and Liberty AGAIN!

DREDF Statement on Hollywood Hills Tragedy: In Emergency Planning, Disabled People Are Too Often Left Behind

As the southern half of the United States begins repairing the damage caused by Hurricane Irma, news reports surfaced that residents of a Hollywood Hills assisted living facility called The Rehabilitation Center were inside the center without air conditioning. Eight people died even though there was a hospital across the street, just mere yards from … Continue reading DREDF Statement on Hollywood Hills Tragedy: In Emergency Planning, Disabled People Are Too Often Left Behind

Disability Rights Groups Applaud NY Court of Appeals Assisted Suicide Ruling

Contacts: Diane Coleman 708-420-0539 dcoleman@notdeadyet.org Adam Prizio 518-320-7100 (office) 603-518-4910 (cell) aprizio@cdrnys.org  For Immediate Release: Disability rights groups applaud today’s New York Court of Appeals unanimous ruling announcing that “we reject plaintiffs’ argument that an individual has a fundamental constitutional right to aid-in-dying . . . . We also reject plaintiffs’ assertion that the State’s prohibition on assisted suicide … Continue reading Disability Rights Groups Applaud NY Court of Appeals Assisted Suicide Ruling