Category Archives: Bob Kafka

Not Dead of Texas Issues Statement on Chris Dunn “Futility” Case

This is a followup to yesterday’s post about Chris Dunn. Not Dead Yet of Texas has issued a released a release regarding the “futility” decision being fought by the family of Chris Dunn. For Immediate Release Not Dead Yet of Texas has for the last 3 legislative sessions supported amending the Futile Care language in … Continue reading Not Dead of Texas Issues Statement on Chris Dunn “Futility” Case

Additional Letters to Princeton Regarding Peter Singer – Bob Kafka (ADAPT) and Kathy Brill (Parent to Parent USA)

Yesterday, we launched our Change.org petition “Denounce Lethal Anti-Disability Healthcare Policy Advocated by Peter Singer.” We presently have over 300 people who have signed on to the petition. Please add your own name by clicking here and following the directions. In addition to the statement we shared and quoted from the National Council on Disability, … Continue reading Additional Letters to Princeton Regarding Peter Singer – Bob Kafka (ADAPT) and Kathy Brill (Parent to Parent USA)

John Kelly: Disability Rights Organizations Oppose Assisted Suicide

[Editor’s note:  In last week’s NDY blog featuring two great letters to the editor – Two Disability Advocates Respond to Two Assisted Suicide Proponents with Disabilities, I said I would post John Kelly’s article on the same subject, the role of people with disabilities in opposing legalization of assisted suicide.  Here it is!] We are long-time … Continue reading John Kelly: Disability Rights Organizations Oppose Assisted Suicide

Disability Rights Leadership Institute on Bioethics: Advancing the Disability Rights Perspective on Bioethics Issues

Months of work came to fruition on April 25 – 26, 2014 at the Crystal City Marriott in Arlington, VA.  Conference planning experts told us to expect a 10% no show rate, but out of our final count of 68 who signed up to attend (we had initially expected about 50), only 3 missed it.  … Continue reading Disability Rights Leadership Institute on Bioethics: Advancing the Disability Rights Perspective on Bioethics Issues

Not Dead Yet Applauds PBS Documentary “Lives Worth Living”

(This press release will be issued on the wires via prweb on Oct. 27, 2011) (Rochester, NY) Not Dead Yet, a national disability organization that opposes legalization of assisted suicide, applauds the documentary “Lives Worth Living” which begins airing October 27 on PBS. Produced and directed by Eric Neudel, “Lives Worth Living” combines rare historical … Continue reading Not Dead Yet Applauds PBS Documentary “Lives Worth Living”