Category Archives: New York State

NDY Board Member Mike Volkman Writes About Assisted Suicide and “Dignity” in Albany Times Union

Mike Volkman is a long-time member of Not Dead Yet’s Board of Directors. Mike joined Not Dead Yet at its inception in 1996. He had been on the staff of the Capital District Center for Independence in Albany, New York, and later was on the Board of Directors. He has written op-ed columns for his local … Continue reading NDY Board Member Mike Volkman Writes About Assisted Suicide and “Dignity” in Albany Times Union

This Thanksgiving, Please Thank CDR for Fighting NY Assisted Suicide Bills

[Editor’s Note: The Center for Disability Rights provides the office headquarters for NDY and is a long time supporter of NDY’s mission and work.  Earlier this year, CDR led a disability protest in Albany against the first 2015 assisted suicide bill to be introduced, gaining coverage in the Village Voice.  Now that proponents for legalizing … Continue reading This Thanksgiving, Please Thank CDR for Fighting NY Assisted Suicide Bills

Attorney Stephanie Woodward’s Op-Ed Published In Syracuse Press

Attorney Stephanie Woodward is Director of Advocacy at the Center for Disability Rights in Rochester, New York.  She writes about how her experiences as a disabled woman inform her opposition to the legalization of assisted suicide in a new guest editorial entitled Why disabled people like me fear medically assisted suicide.  Here’s an excerpt: We’re often … Continue reading Attorney Stephanie Woodward’s Op-Ed Published In Syracuse Press

Assisted Suicide Litigation To Be Filed in New York

The news came in through Twitter today (h/t to Stephen Mendelsohn of Second Thoughts CT) that there will be a press conference tomorrow announcing that End of Life Choices of New York is filing an assisted suicide lawsuit.  One tweet says it involves three patients and three doctors. We don’t have more details yet, but … Continue reading Assisted Suicide Litigation To Be Filed in New York