Category Archives: Kevorkian

NDY Celebrating 20 Years in the Fight for Our Lives

Dear Disability Rights Supporter: Twenty years ago, on April 27th, at a disability rights gathering in Dallas, Bob Kafka, one of the leaders of ADAPT, said to me, “I’ve got a name for your group.” For years, ADAPT had been supportive of disability advocacy to challenge the assisted suicide movement and other deadly forms of … Continue reading NDY Celebrating 20 Years in the Fight for Our Lives

Coleman Op-Ed: Why disability rights advocates oppose assisted suicide

This past Monday, the Syracuse Post Standard published an op-ed I wrote that gives a bit of the history behind the position that so many national disability groups have taken in opposing assisted suicide laws.  Our position often surprises people because we are also such strong supporters of self-determination by people with disabilities, but we … Continue reading Coleman Op-Ed: Why disability rights advocates oppose assisted suicide

President/CEO of Center for Practical Bioethics Careless with Facts Comparing Final Exit Network to Kevorkian

I’ll be the first to admit that there are some bioethicists that can and do write with intellectual honesty and engage in rigorous analysis.  However, those qualities are not required in order to gain respect in the field of bioethics.  I offer Jacob Appel and Peter Singer as Exhibits A and B. (Those appear to … Continue reading President/CEO of Center for Practical Bioethics Careless with Facts Comparing Final Exit Network to Kevorkian

Disability Activists, Advocates and Others Pile on Time Magazine’s Error-Filled Kevorkian Tribute

My thanks to readers of this blog.  Several entered into the surprisingly short comment thread in Time Magazine‘s “Fond Farewell” to Jack Kevorkian, which I wrote about last week.  (Among other issues, the obituary referred to the people Kevorkian “helped” as ‘dying.) Surprisingly, aside from one person who made the tired old “we’re kinder to … Continue reading Disability Activists, Advocates and Others Pile on Time Magazine’s Error-Filled Kevorkian Tribute

Time Magazine – Sloppy and Inaccurate Kevorkian Obit Written by News Director in “Person of the Year” Issue

I’m sure this won’t be the last of these articles now that we’re at the end of the year, but Time Magazine has printed an obituary for Jack Kevorkian in its “Fond Farewells” section in its “Person of the Year” issue.  The obit was originally written back in June of this year and was written … Continue reading Time Magazine – Sloppy and Inaccurate Kevorkian Obit Written by News Director in “Person of the Year” Issue