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John Kelly’s Excellent Op-Ed in the Boston Globe

The Mass. Legislature must say ‘no’ to assisted suicide Image description: fead and shoulders photo of while man with short hair and glasses, with a sip-and-puff wheelchair control near his chin. IN A COMPLETE ABOUT-FACE, in early December, the Massachusetts Medical Society gave state legislators the nod to enact dangerous public policy that puts my … Continue reading John Kelly’s Excellent Op-Ed in the Boston Globe

Opening Salvo on New York’s 2018 Assisted Suicide Bill

Disability activists from the Albany area donned bright pink Not Dead Yet t-shirts, carrying leaflets and signs to voice strong opposition to legalization of assisted suicide at a press conference held by proponents of this year’s bill. Image description: Blond woman with glasses holds sign saying “Assisted Suicide = Deadly Discrimination” with a skull drawn below … Continue reading Opening Salvo on New York’s 2018 Assisted Suicide Bill

In Honor of JJ Hanson

JJ gave a priceless gift in dedicating his last precious years to speak against legalizing assisted suicide. His powerful voice came at a time of great need in a way that no one else’s could. His commitment moved many people and will never be forgotten. A news article, J.J. Hanson, aide to two New York governors, dies … Continue reading In Honor of JJ Hanson

W. Carol Cleigh: Bigotry in the BDTD (Better Dead Than Disabled) Movement

I’ve been saying for years that the movement to legalize assisted suicide and euthanasia is a loaded gun aimed directly at people with long-term disabilities (http://notdeadyet.org/2014/01/guest-blog-by-w-carol-cleigh-not-paying-attention.html). Though I usually value being proved correct, not so much in this case. But the blatant bigotry I’ve recently seen in that movement surprised even me. I attended a … Continue reading W. Carol Cleigh: Bigotry in the BDTD (Better Dead Than Disabled) Movement

NDY Board Member Mike Volkman Writes About Assisted Suicide and “Dignity” in Albany Times Union

Mike Volkman is a long-time member of Not Dead Yet’s Board of Directors. Mike joined Not Dead Yet at its inception in 1996. He had been on the staff of the Capital District Center for Independence in Albany, New York, and later was on the Board of Directors. He has written op-ed columns for his local … Continue reading NDY Board Member Mike Volkman Writes About Assisted Suicide and “Dignity” in Albany Times Union