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
Yesterday’s (August 13) Diane Rehm Show has both audio and a transcript available online now. If you missed the discussion, please check it out. Among topics discussed: conflation of high morphine doses in hospice with the barbiturates used in assisted suicide; the ways in which the term “end of life” has expanded beyond usefulness – … Continue reading Archived Audio and Transcript for Diane Rehm Show with Stephen Drake, Frank Bruni, Joanne Lynn and Mickey MacIntyrye on Assisted Suicide Online NOW!
Since I was interviewed for this article in American Medical News, I was actively looking for its appearance online this morning. The interview with the reporter lasted almost 45 minutes and covered a lot of ground, most of which didn’t get included in this relatively short article. It is an attempt to explore the “legacy” … Continue reading American Medical News – “Kevorkian leaves mixed legacy” (NDY Quoted)
For Immediate Release June 3, 2011 Contact: Stephen Drake, Research Analyst 585-697-1640; email@example.com Diane Coleman, President 708-420-0539; firstname.lastname@example.org Disability Activists React to News of Kevorkian’s Death Anti-euthanasia disability rights group formed in response to Kevorkian’s 1996 acquittal in deaths of two disabled women Challenge members of the media to get their facts straight. (Rochester, NY) … Continue reading PRESS RELEASE: NDY Activists React to News of Kevorkian’s Death
It’s official – I’m Not Dead Yet. That’s what the title of the column by Daniel J Vance says. Vance writes a column that is published by a number of papers around the country – and he writes on disability issues. He interviewed me last week to get an update on NDY and some of … Continue reading Daniel J Vance – “Drake Isn’t Dead Yet”