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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

My Letter To the Victorian Parliament

[Apologies to those who’ve already seen this letter, which I emailed to the members of Parliament in Victoria, Australia on Monday at the request of Margaret Dore. It’s different from my usual letter, more personal. Margaret’s Choice Is An Illusion and the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition both shared it, which I appreciate and so, a bit … Continue reading My Letter To the Victorian Parliament

WA, USA: Assisted Suicide Advocates Push Documents for People with Dementia to “Refuse” Spoon-Feeding

Below is an article published on Friday, 11/3/17 by Kaiser Health News. The original article can be found at https://khn.org/news/new-instructions-could-let-dementia-patients-refuse-spoon-feeding/ and is republished here, according to the guidelines of  Kaiser Health News. A “right to die” organization based in Washington state is pushing a new advanced directive that would allow people with dementia to refuse to be … Continue reading WA, USA: Assisted Suicide Advocates Push Documents for People with Dementia to “Refuse” Spoon-Feeding

Good Opinion Items in Washington Post and Newsday

The Washington Post “Health 202” newsletter published an encouraging opinion piece this week entitled “Legalizing assisted suicide has stalled at every level.” According to the piece, in 2017 “bills were either quashed in committee or passed one legislative chamber but not the other. That was the case even in states run by Democrats, including Connecticut, Rhode … Continue reading Good Opinion Items in Washington Post and Newsday

Short and Strong: John Kelly’s Testimony in Massachusetts

[Editor’s note: This is a belated sharing. On Sept. 26th, I was on vacation and John Kelly had the flu. Nevertheless, and ever intrepid, John ensured that his testimony opposing the Massachusetts assisted suicide bill was delivered by John Robinson to the Health Committee. It’s short and well worth a read.] September 26, 2017 My … Continue reading Short and Strong: John Kelly’s Testimony in Massachusetts