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Anita Cameron: The Disability Perspective

A few weeks ago, I went to Albany, the New York state capital, to meet with members of the Senate Minority Caucus to urge them not to support any forthcoming assisted suicide legislation. During the meetings, each legislator and/or staffer was asked had he or she heard stances against assisted suicide from the perspective of … Continue reading Anita Cameron: The Disability Perspective

Oregon State Assisted Suicide Reports Substantiate Critics’ Concerns

One of the most frequently repeated claims by proponents of assisted suicide laws is that there is “no evidence or data” to support any claim that these laws are subject to abuse, and that there has not been “a single documented case of abuse or misuse” in the 18 reported years. These claims are demonstrably … Continue reading Oregon State Assisted Suicide Reports Substantiate Critics’ Concerns

California Assisted Suicide Law Is Denounced By Leading Disability Rights Policy Center

[Editor’s Note: Apologies for this belated posting of an press release from our friends at DREDF regarding an important new watchdog website launched by our allies at the Patients Rights Action Fund.] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 6, 2016 CONTACTS: Marilyn Golden, Senior Policy Analyst, Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF) (510) 549-9339 mgolden@dredf.org CALIFORNIA ASSISTED … Continue reading California Assisted Suicide Law Is Denounced By Leading Disability Rights Policy Center

DREDF and NDY Weigh In Against Proposed CA “1-800-KILL_ME” Hotline

[Editor’s Note:  Thanks to the Patients Rights Action Fund for the brilliant “1-800-KILL_ME” label.  It says it all.] A lead sponsor of the California assisted suicide law has proposed to take the state sponsored program to a whole new level, urging legislators to fund a dedicated phone line to promote – eh, respond to questions about … Continue reading DREDF and NDY Weigh In Against Proposed CA “1-800-KILL_ME” Hotline

NDY Submits Comments On Adult Protective Services Guidelines

The Administration for Community Living (part of the Administration on Aging within the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services) is seeking comments on draft voluntary consensus guidelines for Adult Protective Services.  The original deadline for comments was October 30, but it’s been extended to November 13.  More information and a portal for submitting online comments … Continue reading NDY Submits Comments On Adult Protective Services Guidelines