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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

John Kelly Examines Legislators’ Arguments Leading to Victory in Maine

Not Dead Yet testimony featured in defeat of Maine assisted suicide bill The situation was tense. The Maine State Senate had pulled off a stunner by passing assisted suicide bill LD 347 by a vote of 16-15. We were nervous because two years ago, it was the Senate that saved the day by stopping a … Continue reading John Kelly Examines Legislators’ Arguments Leading to Victory in Maine

NDY Staff Raise Disability and Minority Community Issues in Boston Training

On Saturday, May 6th, NDY’s John Kelly and Anita Cameron were part of a very informative and successful training on the dangers of assisted suicide legislation held in Boston by the Patients Rights Action Fund (PRAF). PRAF is an important partner in coalitions that oppose legalization of assisted suicide, and has offered similar trainings in … Continue reading NDY Staff Raise Disability and Minority Community Issues in Boston Training

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

John Kelly: Movies Can Send A Dangerous Message About Suicide and Disability

As we have been covering since spring, here, here, here and here, disability rights advocates around the country, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand held protests against the movie “Me Before You” for its hateful message that some disabled people are better off dead. John shares the same disability as the fictional Will in the movie, … Continue reading John Kelly: Movies Can Send A Dangerous Message About Suicide and Disability