California assisted suicide law is denounced by leading disability rights policy center

Announces national web resource for reporting abuses and other problems Berkeley, CA –– The Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, a leading national disability rights law and policy center based in Berkeley, California, denounces the enactment of California’s End of Life Option Act, which went into effect on June 9. DREDF is pleased to announce, …

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Pro-euthanasia’ film “Me Before You” panned by disability rights campaigners

Editor’s note. This comes from our friends at SPUC–the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children. Campaigners for the rights of disabled people are strongly criticising the new film Me Before You, branding it a “disability snuff movie” and objecting to its pro-euthanasia message. The film, which stars Emilia Clarke and Sam Clafin, was released …

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International campaign launched asking UN to protect babies with a disability from abortion

By Trudy Simpson Editor’s note. This appeared on the blog of the [British] Christian Medical Fellowship. Disability rights groups have launched a campaign asking The United Nations and other organisations to protect babies with Down syndrome from being aborted. The #StopDiscriminatingDown campaign is being spearheaded by The Jerome Lejeune Foundation in France, USA and Spain …

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Disability rights advocate: Abandoned, neglected and brokenhearted after Canadian Assisted Death decision

Editor’s note. The following letter was composed by disability rights activist Steven Passmore. Right Honourable Justin Trudeau Prime Minister of Canada November 17, 2015 Dear Prime Minister When I was a child my family placed me in a “home” for kids like me – I had disabilities because of cerebral palsy. Over the course of …

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Why disability rights advocates oppose assisted suicide

  By Diane Coleman, President of the disability rights group – Not Dead Yet. This past Monday [May 11], the Syracuse Post Standard published an op-ed I wrote that gives a bit of the history behind the position that so many national disability groups have taken in opposing assisted suicide laws. Our position often surprises …

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Maryland Disability Rights Advocates Make Strong Showing In Hearing on Assisted Suicide Bill

Editor’s note. NRL News Today has written about Maryland’s proposed assisted suicide bill here and here. The following comes from the disability rights organization Not Dead Yet.  On Tuesday, March 10, the Maryland Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee conducted a hearing on Senate Bill 676, which would legalize assisted suicide in the state of Maryland if passed. …

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“Second Thoughts” Disability Rights Group Opposes Assisted Suicide in Massachusetts

By Wesley J. Smith Disability rights activists are indomitable opponents of legalizing assisted suicide and an essential constituency in the diverse and broad-based coalition that opposes the death agenda.  Now, a new DR organization has been founded to fight against the pending Massachusetts initiative that could bring legalized assisted suicide to the Bay State.  From …

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