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Anita Cameron: The Disability Perspective

A few weeks ago, I went to Albany, the New York state capital, to meet with members of the Senate Minority Caucus to urge them not to support any forthcoming assisted suicide legislation. During the meetings, each legislator and/or staffer was asked had he or she heard stances against assisted suicide from the perspective of … Continue reading Anita Cameron: The Disability Perspective

NDY Urges AMA To Affirm Longstanding Opposition to Legalizing Assisted Suicide

On November 11, 2016, NDY sent a letter to the AMA, the first of two submissions urging the AMA through its Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs to re-affirm its position opposing legalization of assisted suicide. During the twelve years that NDY was based in Chicago, when we knew of motions being made to overturn … Continue reading NDY Urges AMA To Affirm Longstanding Opposition to Legalizing Assisted Suicide

Disability Rights Organizations Issue Statement Opposing Assisted Suicide Laws and Supporting Health Care

To be released on the occasion of the House Committee markup  of a Disapproval Resolution on the District of Columbia assisted suicide bill We, as disability rights organizations, oppose the legalization of assisted suicide, which is a dangerous and harmful public policy. We also support the continuation of the Affordable Care Act and everything it does … Continue reading Disability Rights Organizations Issue Statement Opposing Assisted Suicide Laws and Supporting Health Care

John Kelly’s Letter Published in the Cape Cod Times

Not Dead Yet New England Regional Director John Kelly sent a letter to the editor last week after the Cape Cod Times published Rabbi Elias Lieberman’s opinion piece promoting legalized assisted suicide. In the lead up to the 2012 referendum on assisted suicide, Rabbi Lieberman invited John to take part in a panel discussion about … Continue reading John Kelly’s Letter Published in the Cape Cod Times

Urge D.C. Council Members to Reject Fatally Flawed Assisted Suicide Bill B21-38

[Editor’s Note: Disability rights advocates in the District of Columbia are part of a diverse coalition of people from disability, minority, medical provider and faith communities working to oppose the assisted suicide bill currently before the D.C. Council and scheduled for a vote on Tuesday, November 1st. Below is an announcement that came from the … Continue reading Urge D.C. Council Members to Reject Fatally Flawed Assisted Suicide Bill B21-38