Editor’s note. The following was distributed by the disability rights organization “Not Dead Yet.” Disability rights advocates who protested the film “Me Before You” in cities across the United States are calling on Warner Brothers to add a public service announcement to further releases of the film to help prevent copycat suicides. In a letter …Continue reading "“Me Before You” Protesters Call For Public Service Announcement to Prevent Copycat Suicides"
By Nancy Valko In the article “Sides discuss NY proposal for aid in dying”, the exchange between Diane Coleman, a founder of Not Dead Yet, the foremost disability organization fighting physician-assisted suicide, and Dr. Timothy Quill, who fought for the constitutionality of physician-assisted suicide in the landmark 1997 US Supreme Court Vacco v. Quill decision, …Continue reading "Arguing Life, Death and Assisted Suicide"
By Dr Kevin Fitzpatrick – Not Dead Yet – UK. In the (British) House of Lords, another attempt to legalise assisted suicide/euthanasia was debated at 2nd reading stage July 18, 2014 through Lord Falconer’s ‘assisted dying’ Bill. It was rumoured that a vote would be forced and it was estimated, in advance of the …Continue reading "Not Dead Yet – UK ‘campaign’ against the assisted suicide bill in the British House of Lords"
On Friday May 23, the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN), Not Dead Yet, and 12 other disability rights organizations filed an amicus brief in a case challenging the University of Wisconsin Hospital Center’s alleged practice of counseling families of people with developmental disabilities to withhold care for treatable but potentially life-threatening medical conditions, such …Continue reading "Not Dead Yet, Autistic Self Advocacy Network and 12 Other Disability Groups File Friend-of-Court Brief in Wisconsin Case Alleging Medical Care Withheld Due to Disability"
Editor’s note. Disability advocates from Second Thoughts Connecticut and national Not Dead Yet celebrated Friday as the Connecticut legislature rejected assisted suicide legislation, when a bill to legalize assisted suicide bill died in the Public Health Committee. The following was sent out over the weekend. On Friday, it became official: for the second consecutive …Continue reading "Disability Opposition to Assisted Suicide Bills Helped Secure Third Defeat in New England States This Session"
John Kelly, a regional director for Not Dead Yet and the founder of the disability rights group: Second Thoughts, who lives with quadriplegia, spoke about disability rights and assisted suicide at the recent Euthanasia Symposium in Toronto Canada. This YouTube video covers the main points from his rousing speech at the Symposium. The talk …Continue reading "Disability rights and assisted suicide: John Kelly, from “Not Dead Yet” speaks out on YouTube"
Editor’s note. The following appears on the blog of Alexander Schadenberg, executive director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. Daniel J Vince, has written an excellent article for the Rocklin and Roseville Today, titled: “Drake Isn’t Dead Yet.” Stephen Drake, the research analyst for Not Dead Yet, is a leader in the disability community and a …Continue reading "Stephen Drake Isn’t Dead Yet"