Category Archives: letters to the editor

John Kelly’s Letter Published in the Cape Cod Times

Not Dead Yet New England Regional Director John Kelly sent a letter to the editor last week after the Cape Cod Times published Rabbi Elias Lieberman’s opinion piece promoting legalized assisted suicide. In the lead up to the 2012 referendum on assisted suicide, Rabbi Lieberman invited John to take part in a panel discussion about … Continue reading John Kelly’s Letter Published in the Cape Cod Times

Steve Gold’s Letter Published in NY Times, & One by Diane Coleman in Des Moines Register

Steve Gold, who has long served as a disability rights attorney for both ADAPT and NDY, just had his letter published in the New York Times. It’s the second letter in a group responding to a recent pro-assisted suicide opinion by the NYT editorial board. Here’s Steve’s excellent letter: To the Editor: You equate the … Continue reading Steve Gold’s Letter Published in NY Times, & One by Diane Coleman in Des Moines Register

NY Independent Living Exec Letter Points To Dangers in Former Insurance Exec’s Assisted Suicide Bill

The Albany Times Union just carried a letter by Denise Figueroa, Executive Director of the Independent Living Center of the Hudson Valley, in response to an opinion piece by the Executive Director of the national assisted suicide advocacy group, who is also one of the drafters of the Oregon law upon which the New York … Continue reading NY Independent Living Exec Letter Points To Dangers in Former Insurance Exec’s Assisted Suicide Bill

John Kelly’s Letter Published in New Jersey Star Ledger

In response to a recent New Jersey editorial in favor of legalizing assisted suicide, John Kelly sent a letter which was just published in the Star Ledger under the title “Increased palliative care a better alternative to assisted suicide.”  He provided some useful data on the prevalence of medical misdiagnosis and its harm to patients. … Continue reading John Kelly’s Letter Published in New Jersey Star Ledger

Coleman letter published in Albany Times Union

The Albany Times Union has editorialized and reported, recently and often, in favor of New York bills to legalize assisted suicide.  A letter I sent in response to one such editorial was published July 12: Assisted suicide safeguards ignored It’s hard to say whether the assisted suicide promoters featured in “A right to die with … Continue reading Coleman letter published in Albany Times Union