Category Archives: “death with dignity”

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

Press Release: Eleven Disability Organizations File Friend of the Court Brief in Appeal of New York Assisted Suicide Case

Contacts: Diane Coleman 708-420-0539 dcoleman@notdeadyet.org Adam Prizio 518-320-7100 (office) 603-518-4910 (cell) aprizio@cdrnys.org  On February 15, 2017, Not Dead Yet and ten other national and New York state disability rights organizations have filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the New York Court of Appeals in support of rulings by the Supreme Court and Appellate Division, both of which dismissed a case seeking to … Continue reading Press Release: Eleven Disability Organizations File Friend of the Court Brief in Appeal of New York Assisted Suicide Case

NDY Director of Minority Outreach Submits Testimony Opposing Hawaii Assisted Suicide Bill SB1129

Testimony in Opposition to SB 1129 Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Good day. Thank you very much for allowing me to offer my thoughts to you today. My name is Anita Cameron. I am a 51-year-old with multiple disabilities, two of which are degenerative, and one which will take my life. I am writing in opposition to … Continue reading NDY Director of Minority Outreach Submits Testimony Opposing Hawaii Assisted Suicide Bill SB1129

Disability Rights Organizations Issue Statement Opposing Assisted Suicide Laws and Supporting Health Care

To be released on the occasion of the House Committee markup  of a Disapproval Resolution on the District of Columbia assisted suicide bill We, as disability rights organizations, oppose the legalization of assisted suicide, which is a dangerous and harmful public policy. We also support the continuation of the Affordable Care Act and everything it does … Continue reading Disability Rights Organizations Issue Statement Opposing Assisted Suicide Laws and Supporting Health Care