Category Archives: op-ed

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

Colorado NDY Board Member Op-Eds Published; Hearings Underway

Carrie Ann Lucas and Anita Cameron have just had excellent commentaries opposing assisted suicide bills published in Colorado. Carrie Ann’s op-ed, Legalizing assisted suicide in Colorado would threaten disabled, appeared in the Denver Post on January 25, 2016.  After describing her busy life as an attorney with four children who uses a ventilator full time, she … Continue reading Colorado NDY Board Member Op-Eds Published; Hearings Underway

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

Rochester, NY: “Don’t buy into ‘aid in dying’” Guest Column by NDY’s Stephen Drake

Rochester, NY is my hometown. I was born here and lived here until I was 25. After that, I lived on-and-off in Syracuse and Rochester. In 1997, I moved to Chicago and moved back to Rochester in 2008. I plan to spend the rest of my life here. I submitted an op-ed (guest essay) last … Continue reading Rochester, NY: “Don’t buy into ‘aid in dying’” Guest Column by NDY’s Stephen Drake

NCIL’s Lindsay Baran & NDY’s Anne Sommers Collaborate on Op-Ed in Washington Examiner

As NDY previously reported, Lindsay Baran of the National Council on Independent Living, Anne Sommers of NDY and several other disability advocates testified on July 10th against an assisted suicide bill pending before the District of Columbia Council Health and Human Services Committee.  The NDY blog on the DC hearing included a video of Anne … Continue reading NCIL’s Lindsay Baran & NDY’s Anne Sommers Collaborate on Op-Ed in Washington Examiner