Category Archives: “death with dignity”

John Kelly’s Excellent Op-Ed in the Boston Globe

The Mass. Legislature must say ‘no’ to assisted suicide Image description: fead and shoulders photo of while man with short hair and glasses, with a sip-and-puff wheelchair control near his chin. IN A COMPLETE ABOUT-FACE, in early December, the Massachusetts Medical Society gave state legislators the nod to enact dangerous public policy that puts my … Continue reading John Kelly’s Excellent Op-Ed in the Boston Globe

Opening Salvo on New York’s 2018 Assisted Suicide Bill

Disability activists from the Albany area donned bright pink Not Dead Yet t-shirts, carrying leaflets and signs to voice strong opposition to legalization of assisted suicide at a press conference held by proponents of this year’s bill. Image description: Blond woman with glasses holds sign saying “Assisted Suicide = Deadly Discrimination” with a skull drawn below … Continue reading Opening Salvo on New York’s 2018 Assisted Suicide Bill

W. Carol Cleigh: Bigotry in the BDTD (Better Dead Than Disabled) Movement

I’ve been saying for years that the movement to legalize assisted suicide and euthanasia is a loaded gun aimed directly at people with long-term disabilities (http://notdeadyet.org/2014/01/guest-blog-by-w-carol-cleigh-not-paying-attention.html). Though I usually value being proved correct, not so much in this case. But the blatant bigotry I’ve recently seen in that movement surprised even me. I attended a … Continue reading W. Carol Cleigh: Bigotry in the BDTD (Better Dead Than Disabled) Movement

My Letter To the Victorian Parliament

[Apologies to those who’ve already seen this letter, which I emailed to the members of Parliament in Victoria, Australia on Monday at the request of Margaret Dore. It’s different from my usual letter, more personal. Margaret’s Choice Is An Illusion and the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition both shared it, which I appreciate and so, a bit … Continue reading My Letter To the Victorian Parliament

Good Opinion Items in Washington Post and Newsday

The Washington Post “Health 202” newsletter published an encouraging opinion piece this week entitled “Legalizing assisted suicide has stalled at every level.” According to the piece, in 2017 “bills were either quashed in committee or passed one legislative chamber but not the other. That was the case even in states run by Democrats, including Connecticut, Rhode … Continue reading Good Opinion Items in Washington Post and Newsday