From The Telegraph: A city-based elderly couple have sought President Ram Nath Kovind’s permission for active euthanasia or “assisted suicide”, saying they “are of no use to the society or themselves”. Narayan Lavate, 88, and Iravati, 78, who have no children and say their siblings are also no more, have likened their lives to life … Continue reading Mumbai: Elderly Couple Want to be Euthanized
Lets hope the New Year is kinder and gentler than the old one. The year ended with a highly publicized murder/suicide in NH. Mark Lavoie, at a little past 6 am, shot his wife to death and then successfully killed himself immediately after. He did this just 4 minutes after posting his intent on Facebook. … Continue reading At Year’s End, Another Man Shoots Wife in Hospital and Kills Self – Internet Gets All Teary-Eyed Over “Loving” Act
This is a post I meant to do a couple months ago. Part of what we try to do with this blog is to steer folks to great blogs on disability and especially to specific writings on NDY-related topics. There’s a new blog in town (not as new as it was a couple months ago) … Continue reading Blog Recommendation: Check Out ‘DisabilityRightNow’ Right Now!
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
Last September, this blog discussed an article from a Pennsylvania newspaper that took a thoughtful, in-depth look at the tragically growing trend of elderly homicide/suicides. When that story was written, there had been three such cases in the state since June of that year. The number is now up to at least 6 in the … Continue reading Pennsylvania: Another Reporter Takes a Deeper Look at Elderly Homicide-Suicides