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
Chair gives “Not Dead Yet” an “A” for best name of the evening Disability rights advocates from Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts testified on March 24 before the House Health Education and Welfare Committee that it should have “second thoughts” about assisted suicide bill HB 7659. We pitted the harsh realities of assisted suicide laws … Continue reading John Kelly: Not Dead Yet and Second Thoughts make strong showing at Rhode Island hearing
Today, John Kelly led a well attended legislative briefing by disability rights advocates who oppose the state’s assisted suicide bill, H 1991. In anticipation of the legislative committee hearing on assisted suicide scheduled in Massachusetts on Tuesday, October 27th, the briefing received some excellent news coverage: Physician-assisted suicide bill sparks Massachusetts debate Hearing on assisted … Continue reading Disability Advocates in Massachusetts Conduct Legislative Briefing Against Assisted Suicide
[Editor’s Note: This is an urgent update of John Kelly’s September 13th blog on ways to reach California Governor Jerry Brown to urge him to veto the assisted suicide bill. It’s a bill that failed in the regular legislative session but was revived and rammed through a special session that was convened to address the Medicaid … Continue reading John Kelly: Revised How-To Guide for Urging Veto if CA Assisted Suicide Bill; Talking Points
FOR AN IMPORTANT UPDATE OF THIS POST, GO JOHN KELLY’S SEPT. 19 BLOG! [Editor’s note: By now, most of you know that assisted suicide proponents ramrodded a bill through the California special session convened to work on the state’s Medicaid budget, after the bill was killed in the regular session. Too many legislators chose to … Continue reading John Kelly: Urging California Governor Brown to Veto! Veto! Veto!