Category Archives: “The Unspoken Argument”

NDY Submission to United Nations Criticizes Proposal To Support Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia

Submission re: Draft General Comment on Article 6 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights – Right to Life October 6, 2017 Executive Summary Not Dead Yet USA is a national, grassroots disability rights group that opposes legalization of assisted suicide and euthanasia as deadly forms of discrimination against old, ill and disabled … Continue reading NDY Submission to United Nations Criticizes Proposal To Support Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia

NY Times: David Brooks says “self-enclosed skin bags” who want to live are driving the country into bankruptcy

This all started simply enough.  On July 9, the New York Times published an essay by Dudley Clendinen titled The Good Short Life With A.L.S.  In the essay, Clendinen, who has previously worked as a correspondent and as an editorial writer for the paper, shared his thoughts on living with A.L.S. – which he calls … Continue reading NY Times: David Brooks says “self-enclosed skin bags” who want to live are driving the country into bankruptcy

“Interesting” Op-ed by PR Guy for Hawaii Death With Dignity Society

Well, whatever else you can say about Scott Foster, Communication Director of Communications at the Hawaii Death with Dignity Society, he churns out an op-ed pretty quickly.  Like lots of communications folks, he regurgitates stuff he’s written elsewhere, but every once in awhile he introduces some new gem and there are several items of interest … Continue reading “Interesting” Op-ed by PR Guy for Hawaii Death With Dignity Society

“The Unspoken Argument” – Final Exit Network, Derek Humphry and a Rough Road Ahead

Last week, I was quoted in an Associated Press article about the legal challenge mounted by Final Exit Network (FEN) and one of the group’s supporters in a Georgia courtroom.  I wrote about it in the last post on this blog.  The more recent article, by AP reporter Greg Blustein, takes a broader look at … Continue reading “The Unspoken Argument” – Final Exit Network, Derek Humphry and a Rough Road Ahead