Liz Carr is a British activist, actor, comedian, essayist (there’s also a musical added to her resume, but more about that at another time). Debate on euthanasia and assisted suicide has kicked up again in Australia. Liz made this video to make the case against legalizing it there – or anywhere, really – including the … Continue reading Australia: Liz Carr speaks about euthanasia and assisted suicide (youtube)
Many have heard of 14-year-old Jerika Bolen’s plans to die, which received extensive news coverage over the summer. Disability advocates may have wondered why the story didn’t appear in the NDY blog sooner. The short answer is that, behind the scenes, we were trying to push for better health care, especially expert quality pain relief to address … Continue reading Disability Advocates Push for Better Healthcare for Jerika Bolen
Like so many in the disability community who have heard this news, we were horrified to begin the July 26th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act by reading of the murder of 19 people with disabilities in a residential institution in Japan. Japan Today reported the following details of the “stabbing rampage”: The man … Continue reading Hate Crime: A killing rampage targets disabled people
Contacts: John Kelly 617-536-5140 Diane Coleman 708-420-0539 Advocates Protest Disability Snuff Film “Me Before You” Disability rights advocates in cities across the United States and around the world are protesting the latest Hollywood movie to end with the assisted suicide or euthanasia of the lead disabled character. Protests have already been held in New York … Continue reading NDY Press Release: Advocates Protest Disability Snuff Film “Me Before You”
[The Action Alert below now includes embedded links to “Me Before You” protest leaflets, downloadable in color or black&white, a banner that can be produced at a local print shop, and a template press release for local disability activists to use for media outreach. For additional information and links to the many articles by disability … Continue reading UPDATED ACTION ALERT: PROTEST DISABILITY SNUFF FILM “ME BEFORE YOU”!