I know I shouldn’t be surprised anymore when pro-assisted suicide advocates convince legislators to spring a surprise committee hearing or vote on us. On a worldwide basis, the assisted suicide movement has declared the disability community to be their enemy #1. We have first hand experience with economic oppression, societal devaluation and various forms of … Continue reading Surprise Assisted Suicide Committee Vote Scheduled in NY; NDY Letter
On Tuesday, May 10th, two van loads of disability rights activists from the Center for Disability Rights in Rochester, NY joined with center for independent living advocates from across the state to oppose bills that would legalize assisted suicide. The activists began by occupying a pro-assisted suicide press conference room, wearing hot pink tshirts and … Continue reading New York NDY Activists Occupied Pro-Assisted Suicide Press Conference
A clear and welcome ruling came down Tuesday, May 3rd, from the NY Appellate Division in an assisted suicide case in which NDY filed a friend-of-the-court brief joined by ten other national and state disability organizations. The Court found no constitutional right to assisted suicide. Below is an excerpt from the 36-page decision: [P]laintiffs rely … Continue reading Victory in New York Appellate Division!
The Albany Times Union just carried a letter by Denise Figueroa, Executive Director of the Independent Living Center of the Hudson Valley, in response to an opinion piece by the Executive Director of the national assisted suicide advocacy group, who is also one of the drafters of the Oregon law upon which the New York … Continue reading NY Independent Living Exec Letter Points To Dangers in Former Insurance Exec’s Assisted Suicide Bill
The New York Alliance Against Assisted Suicide held a press conference on Tuesday, March 8, to discuss “Why New York Progressives Should Oppose Assisted Suicide.” The NY Alliance media advisory listed the scheduled speakers and described the event as follows: JJ Hanson, President, Patients’ Rights Action Fund Michael Burgess, Spokesperson, NY Alliance Against Assisted Suicide Meghan … Continue reading Two Disability Advocates Speak at NY Press Conference Opposing Assisted Suicide Bills