Not Dead Yet’s articles

Numerous powerful and thoughtful articles by Not Dead Yet Board members, staff and volunteers, as well as affiliated disability groups like Second Thoughts, have been published in both mainstream and disability media outlets on a wide range of topics related to the organization’s goals.

Bonnie Liltz, Convicted Murderer Seeks to Have Her Sentence Voided by Bill Peace (Bad Cripple Blog, 10/18/17)

People with disabilities often fear they’re a burden. That’s why legal assisted suicide scares me by Ben Mattlin (, 9/21/17)

Why Don’t You Just Die by Bill Peace (Bad Cripple Blog, 09/12/17)

True/False Quiz in honor of #LiveOn and Suicide Prevention Month by Emily Wolinsky (, 09/11/17)

The New York Times and Assisted Suicide by Bill Peace (Bad Cripple Blog, 08/16/17)

Heart Attack, Vulnerability and Disability Based Bias (Bad Cripple Blog, 07/20/17)

Why I Risk Heat Stroke For Healthcare — A Texas Protester’s Story by Emily Wolinsky (, 07/08/17)

Dear Ted Cruz & John Cornyn — Tell me why by Emily Wolinsky (, 06/28/17)

Trump’s Budget and the AHCA will Lead to Another Disabled Genocide by Dominick Evans (Dominick’s Blog, 06/15/17)

A quiet genocide of the disabled in America by Emily Wolinsky (, 06/08/17)

#SaveMedicaid Today by Emily Wolinsky (, 06/06/17)

The medical consequences of being told you’re terminal when all you are is disabled by Emily Wolinsky (, 05/18/17)

On Fear and Humanity in the Trump Era by Bill Peace (Bad Cripple blog, 03/17/17)

Stagnation and Lives Worth Living by Bill Peace (Bad Cripple blog, 02/02/17)

2016 People of the Year: The Resisters by Josie Byzek (New Mobility, 01/01/17)

Nancy Mairs and Cripple Swagger by Bill Peace (Bad Cripple blog, 12/29/17)

Québec euthanasia report: 14% non compliance rate with the law by Amy Hasbrouck (Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Blog, 12/21/16)

The real story about safeguards around assisted suicide in Oregon by Diane Coleman (Mercatornet, 10/11/16)

Rights Come To Mind by Bill Peace (Bad Cripple Blog, 10/7/16)

“Right to Die debate” – another propaganda film promoting assisted suicide by Amy Hasbrouck (Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Blog, 9/1/16)

Soylent Green and Assisted Suicide as a A Life Style by Bill Peace (Bad Cripple Blog, 8/25/16)

Not a big deal, David Seymour? For disabled people the idea of assisted suicide couldn’t be bigger by Robyn Hunt of NDY Aotearoa (The Spinoff, 8/24/16)

Assisted Suicide: A life-style Choice by Bill Peace (Bad Cripple Blog, 8/14/16)

States Worse than Death: I Don’t Think So by Bill Peace (Bad Cripple Blog, 8/10/16)

Ableism and Mass Murder by Bill Peace (Bad Cripple Blog, 7/28/16)

Ableism is Deadly: Mass Murder in Japan by Bill Peace (Bad Cripple Blog, 7/26/16)

Jerika Bolen and Inspirational Death by Bill Peace (Bad Cripple Blog, 7/25/16)

Disability Exploitation by AJ French (DaveWiseMatters, 6/24/16)

A Second Class Existence: Me Before You Gets It All Wrong by Bill Peace (Bad Cripple Blog, 5/22/16)

OUR Side Of It: Not Dead Yet: This Me Isn’t Going Before You (Lady Crookback Blog, 9/2/15)

Actress Liz Carr: ‘We need an Assisted Living Bill, not an Assisted Dying Bill’ (ITV Report, 8/14/15)

‘Systemic injustice of assisted suicide’ by Meghan Schrader (Waitsfield Valley Reporter VT, 4/16/15)

Rights Group: Assisted Suicide is discriminatory, a violation of Americans with Disabilities Act (Colorado Independent, 2/6/15)

No To Medically Assisted Suicide by Joan Cavanagh of Second Thoughts CT (par-new haven, Jan. 31, 2015)

No amount of safeguarding will ever be enough by Juliet Marlow of NDY UK (Scope’s Blog, Jan. 16, 2015)

What’s Going On In Oregon? by W. Carol Cleigh (True Dignity VT, Dec. 10, 2014)

Assisted suicide will not work in New Jersey by H. John Witman III (, Nov. 29, 2014)

Assisted Suicide Is Not Progressive, by John Kelly (Blue Jersey, June 25, 2014)

Assisted suicide full of dangers, by Marilyn Golden (Albuquerque Journal, Jan. 17, 2014)

Bill allowing doctor-assisted suicide has troubling aspects, by Michael Volkman (Lewiston (ME) Sun-Journal, April 28, 2013)

Coleman D, Assisted suicide laws create discriminatory double standard for who gets suicide prevention and who gets suicide assistance: Not Dead Yet Responds to Autonomy, Inc., Disability and Health Journal (Jan. 2010)

Let’s put this pet theory to sleep, by Stephen Drake & Dick Sobsey (Mercatornet, March 27, 2009)

Euthanasia Is Out of Control in The Netherlands by Stephen Drake (The Hastings Center Report, May 1, 2005) (html version)

Supreme Indecision, by Laura Hershey (POZ Magazine, Jan. 1998)

Over My Dead Body by Kevin Irvine (POZ Magazine, Jan. 1, 1998)