Category Archives: New York

Press Release: Eleven Disability Organizations File Friend of the Court Brief in Appeal of New York Assisted Suicide Case

Contacts: Diane Coleman 708-420-0539 dcoleman@notdeadyet.org Adam Prizio 518-320-7100 (office) 603-518-4910 (cell) aprizio@cdrnys.org  On February 15, 2017, Not Dead Yet and ten other national and New York state disability rights organizations have filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the New York Court of Appeals in support of rulings by the Supreme Court and Appellate Division, both of which dismissed a case seeking to … Continue reading Press Release: Eleven Disability Organizations File Friend of the Court Brief in Appeal of New York Assisted Suicide Case

Surprise Assisted Suicide Committee Vote Scheduled in NY; NDY Letter

I know I shouldn’t be surprised anymore when pro-assisted suicide advocates convince legislators to spring a surprise committee hearing or vote on us. On a worldwide basis, the assisted suicide movement has declared the disability community to be their enemy #1. We have first hand experience with economic oppression, societal devaluation and various forms of … Continue reading Surprise Assisted Suicide Committee Vote Scheduled in NY; NDY Letter

New York NDY Activists Occupied Pro-Assisted Suicide Press Conference

On Tuesday, May 10th, two van loads of disability rights activists from the Center for Disability Rights in Rochester, NY joined with center for independent living advocates from across the state to oppose bills that would legalize assisted suicide. The activists began by occupying a pro-assisted suicide press conference room, wearing hot pink tshirts and … Continue reading New York NDY Activists Occupied Pro-Assisted Suicide Press Conference

Victory in New York Appellate Division!

A clear and welcome ruling came down Tuesday, May 3rd, from the NY Appellate Division in an assisted suicide case in which NDY filed a friend-of-the-court brief joined by ten other national and state disability organizations. The Court found no constitutional right to assisted suicide. Below is an excerpt from the 36-page decision: [P]laintiffs rely … Continue reading Victory in New York Appellate Division!

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