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John Kelly: Not Dead Yet and Second Thoughts make strong showing at Rhode Island hearing

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

Stephen Mendelsohn: CT Suicide Prevention Plan 2020 Includes Concerns About Disability & Assisted Suicide

[Editor’s Note:  This Guest Blog is from Stephen Mendelsohn, one of the leaders of Second Thoughts Connecticut.] This is likely a first from the mainstream suicide prevention community:  The Connecticut Suicide Advisory Board (CTSAB) recognizes that legalizing assisted suicide encourages people with disabilities to commit suicide.  Here’s the relevant excerpt from the State of Connecticut Suicide … Continue reading Stephen Mendelsohn: CT Suicide Prevention Plan 2020 Includes Concerns About Disability & Assisted Suicide

Not Dead Yet Applauds Second Thoughts Connecticut As Disability Advocates Prepare to Testify Against Assisted Suicide Bill

[Editor’s Note:  A PRWeb version of the press release below is online in pdf format here.] Not Dead Yet applauds Second Thoughts Connecticut, as disability advocates held a press conference Monday and now prepare to testify against an assisted suicide bill (HB 7015) at a Connecticut House Judiciary Committee hearing being held on Wednesday, March … Continue reading Not Dead Yet Applauds Second Thoughts Connecticut As Disability Advocates Prepare to Testify Against Assisted Suicide Bill

Rhode Island Medical Reporter Quotes Second Thoughts CT Concerns About MOLST

Felice J. Freyer, medical reporter for the Providence Journal, reached out to Second Thoughts Connecticut when covering implementation of Rhode Island’s new MOLST law (Medical Orders on Life-Sustaining Treatment, in some states called POLST for Physician Orders on Life-Sustaining Treatment).  Second Thoughts CT testified against a MOLST bill in Connecticut and was successful in blocking … Continue reading Rhode Island Medical Reporter Quotes Second Thoughts CT Concerns About MOLST