Category Archives: Testimony

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

John Kelly: Assisted Suicide Laws and Bills “Riddled with Falsehoods”

On March 29, Not Dead Yet New England Regional Coordinator and Second Thoughts Massachusetts Director John Kelly testified against New Hampshire Bill SB426, which would establish an “end-of-life choices study commission.” Using the euphemisms of proponents like Compassion & Choices against the bill, John lists the ways in which the bill is “riddled with falsehoods.” … Continue reading John Kelly: Assisted Suicide Laws and Bills “Riddled with Falsehoods”

Not Dead Yet Testimony Opposing Minnesota Assisted Suicide Bill

[Editor’s Note:  Following the hearing, the bill was tabled until next year.  The following news coverage quoted disability advocates:   Doctor-assisted suicide proposal tabled after emotional hearing (Star Tribune, 3/17/16); Minnesota’s assisted-suicide bill withdrawn after impassioned testimony (Twin Cities Pioneer Press, 3/16/16).] Today, Wednesday, March 16, the Minnesota Senate Health, Human Services, and Housing Committee held a hearing … Continue reading Not Dead Yet Testimony Opposing Minnesota Assisted Suicide Bill