Category Archives: “death with dignity”

NDY Activist Mike Reynolds Testifies Against Maine Assisted Suicide Bills

Long time NDY activist Mike Reynolds provided strong and effective testimony against assisted suicide bills in Maine, and attended the key committee work session held on April 19th. Here are his comments addressing Senator Brakey and Representative Hymanson: My name is Michael Reynolds, I live in Lewiston, ME and strongly urge you to vote to … Continue reading NDY Activist Mike Reynolds Testifies Against Maine Assisted Suicide Bills

Anita Cameron: Physician Assisted Suicide Removes Choice

Often, the first charge of proponents of physician assisted suicide (PAS) to those of us who are against it is “you are taking away my choice to die when I want to by fighting against assisted suicide legislation”. Try as I may, I simply cannot understand that view. How am I taking away their choice? … Continue reading Anita Cameron: Physician Assisted Suicide Removes Choice

Marilyn Golden’s Testimony Against Alaska Assisted Suicide Bill H 54

[Editor’s note: As most of our readers know, NDY works closely with the Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund in opposing assisted suicide legislation. A Committee hearing was held last week – April 6 – in Alaska, which allows witnesses to testify by teleconference. Below is Marilyn Golden’s clearly articulated and compelling testimony. BTW, she … Continue reading Marilyn Golden’s Testimony Against Alaska Assisted Suicide Bill H 54

NDY UK Issues Statement on Assisted Suicide Case Brought By Man with ALS

[Editor’s Note: NDY USA was honored many years ago when Jane Campbell asked if she could start NDY UK. Our sister organization has done incredible work. Here they share their reaction to the case of Noel Conway, a man with motor neuron disease, aka ALS.] NOT DEAD YET UK STATEMENT ON MR NOEL CONWAY’S LEGAL … Continue reading NDY UK Issues Statement on Assisted Suicide Case Brought By Man with ALS

Disability Advocate Sheryl Grossman Gives Moving Testimony Against Maryland Assisted Suicide Bill

Statement to the House Health ad Government Operations and Judiciary Committees Re: House Bill 370—“End of Life Options Act” Thursday, February 16, 2017 OPPOSE Madam Chair, Delegates, and fellow citizens, I am here today to oppose House Bill 370, the “End of Life Options Act”. My name is Sheryl Grossman. I have a very rare, … Continue reading Disability Advocate Sheryl Grossman Gives Moving Testimony Against Maryland Assisted Suicide Bill