Category Archives: Testimony

Delaware NDY’s Daniese McMullin-Powell: Testimony Against Assisted Suicide Bill

Photo: Red-haired woman sitting in wheelchair with legs crossed, holding leash with service dog sitting next to her. House Health and Human Development Committee   June 7, 2017 Daniese McMullin-Powell, Delaware Not Dead Yet OPPOSE HB 160, End of Life Options Doctors will be prescribing barbiturates with instructions to ingest 100 pills on an empty stomach … Continue reading Delaware NDY’s Daniese McMullin-Powell: Testimony Against Assisted Suicide Bill

Marilyn Golden’s Testimony Against Alaska Assisted Suicide Bill H 54

[Editor’s note: As most of our readers know, NDY works closely with the Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund in opposing assisted suicide legislation. A Committee hearing was held last week – April 6 – in Alaska, which allows witnesses to testify by teleconference. Below is Marilyn Golden’s clearly articulated and compelling testimony. BTW, she … Continue reading Marilyn Golden’s Testimony Against Alaska Assisted Suicide Bill H 54

Disability Advocate Sheryl Grossman Gives Moving Testimony Against Maryland Assisted Suicide Bill

Statement to the House Health ad Government Operations and Judiciary Committees Re: House Bill 370—“End of Life Options Act” Thursday, February 16, 2017 OPPOSE Madam Chair, Delegates, and fellow citizens, I am here today to oppose House Bill 370, the “End of Life Options Act”. My name is Sheryl Grossman. I have a very rare, … Continue reading Disability Advocate Sheryl Grossman Gives Moving Testimony Against Maryland Assisted Suicide Bill

NDY Director of Minority Outreach Submits Testimony Opposing Hawaii Assisted Suicide Bill SB1129

Testimony in Opposition to SB 1129 Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Good day. Thank you very much for allowing me to offer my thoughts to you today. My name is Anita Cameron. I am a 51-year-old with multiple disabilities, two of which are degenerative, and one which will take my life. I am writing in opposition to … Continue reading NDY Director of Minority Outreach Submits Testimony Opposing Hawaii Assisted Suicide Bill SB1129

John Kelly’s Testimony Opposing New Jersey Assisted Suicide Bill A2451

[Editor’s Note: John Kelly lived in New Jersey in his younger years and traveled back there to testify on October 6, 2016 in opposition to the latest assisted suicide bill, A2451. His oral testimony is below, and his full written testimony is here.] Chair Burzichelli, Vice Chair Lagana, Members of the Committee: My name is … Continue reading John Kelly’s Testimony Opposing New Jersey Assisted Suicide Bill A2451