Category Archives: involuntary euthanasia

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

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

Diane Coleman’s Plenary Remarks at Adv. Care Planning and ‘End of Life’ Conference on May 31

Editor’s note: Diane’s plenary remarks included the use of PowerPoint slides. I don’t have access to these, but have included links in cases where people might want more information and/or verification.) Plenary Remarks at ACPEL Conference – May 31, 2012 I’d like to begin by presenting a CASE STUDY. It’s a true story, as told … Continue reading Diane Coleman’s Plenary Remarks at Adv. Care Planning and ‘End of Life’ Conference on May 31

Text of Response to Dr. Phil Segment ‘Deadly Consequences’ with List of National, State and Local Signons.

Here’s the ‘Dr. Phil’ letter with all the signatories that were included at completion: May 29, 2012 Dr. Phil McGraw Dr. Phil Show 5482 Wilshire Boulevard #1902 Los Angeles, CA 90036 Dear Dr. Phil: The undersigned organizations are sending this letter in response to the April 13, 2012 segment of the Dr. Phil Show which … Continue reading Text of Response to Dr. Phil Segment ‘Deadly Consequences’ with List of National, State and Local Signons.

RELEASE: 30 National Disability Organizations Led by NDY Decrying ‘Deadly Consequences’ Segment

Thirty national disability organizations blast “Deadly Consequences” segment of the Dr. Phil show On May 29, thirty national disability organizations lead by Not Dead Yet issued a letter to the Dr. Phil Show, criticizing its April 13th segment entitled “Deadly Consequences.”  Rochester, NY (PRWEB) May 30, 2012  On May 29, thirty national disability organizations lead … Continue reading RELEASE: 30 National Disability Organizations Led by NDY Decrying ‘Deadly Consequences’ Segment