Category Archives: national council on disability

Chicago Action Alert On Peter Singer: The Worst You Can Do

ACTION ALERT Peter Singer: The Worst You Can Do On Saturday, October 24, the bioethicist Dr. Peter Singer will be delivering a lecture at Northwestern University in Evanston. The lecture is titled “The Most Good You Can Do.” Ironically Dr. Singer is well known for his views that people with severe disabilities do not lead … Continue reading Chicago Action Alert On Peter Singer: The Worst You Can Do

Amy Hasbrouck’s Powerful Message to NCD Urges U.S. Disability Leadership Against the Global Threat of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia Laws

Dear NCD members: I have been a member of the board of Not Dead Yet in the United States since 2000.  I am also the director of Toujours Vivant-Not Dead Yet, a project of the Council of Canadians with Disabilities Ending of Life Ethics Committee to inform, unify and give voice to the disability rights … Continue reading Amy Hasbrouck’s Powerful Message to NCD Urges U.S. Disability Leadership Against the Global Threat of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia Laws

NDY Urges National Council on Disability to Reissue Position Paper on Assisted Suicide

The National Council on Disability (NCD) is meeting today.  Many years ago, NCD invited me to attend one of its meetings to debate Hemlock Society co-founder Derek Humphry.  A few months later, NCD issued a groundbreaking and highly persuasive position paper opposing legalization of assisted suicide.  Today, Not Dead Yet is urging NCD to re-issue … Continue reading NDY Urges National Council on Disability to Reissue Position Paper on Assisted Suicide

National Council on Disability Will Consider Proposal to Address Health Care Decisions Policies that Threaten the Lives of People With Disabilities

The National Council on Disability met on May 6th at the Ed Roberts Campus in San Francisco.  This is a presidentially appointed Council that advises the Administration on disability policy.  The Council always offers opportunities for public comment, and NDY has been asking NCD to help lead efforts to address abuses in health care decisions … Continue reading National Council on Disability Will Consider Proposal to Address Health Care Decisions Policies that Threaten the Lives of People With Disabilities

John Kelly Talks About the Tim Bowers Case

On December 5, 2013, NDY’s John Kelly talked about the Tim Bowers case during public comments he provided by telephone to the National Council on Disability.  Bowers is the Indiana hunter who was injured in a fall and died the next day when he told doctors to stop life support.  John requested the Council’s help … Continue reading John Kelly Talks About the Tim Bowers Case