Colorado NDY Board Member Op-Eds Published; Hearings Underway

Carrie Ann Lucas and Anita Cameron have just had excellent commentaries opposing assisted suicide bills published in Colorado. Carrie Ann’s op-ed, Legalizing assisted suicide in Colorado would threaten disabled, appeared in the Denver Post on January 25, 2016.  After describing her busy life as an attorney with four children who uses a ventilator full time, she […] Continue reading →

Victory in New Jersey, NJ Alliance Release Quotes NDY Advocate Kate Blisard

[Editor’s Note:  Belated great news – after a two year battle, the New Jersey assisted suicide bill failed to pass in the state Senate.] Assisted Suicide Bill Dies in New Jersey Senate An important victory that bolsters opposition nationwide Trenton, NJ – “The New Jersey Alliance Against Doctor-Prescribed Suicide applauds the New Jersey Senate for […] Continue reading →

Weekly Advocacy Monitor Reports on NCIL & ADAPT Joining NDY Amicus Brief

[The following article appeared in the National Council on Independent Living’s Weekly Advocacy Monitor, quoting NCIL’s Kelly Buckland and ADAPT’s Bruce Darling.] NCIL, Not Dead Yet, and Nine Other Disability Rights Organizations File Brief in New York Assisted Suicide Case January 13, 2016 By theadvocacymonitor   On January 6, NCIL joined Not Dead Yet and […] Continue reading →

Media Advisory: Disability Rights Advocates Oppose NY Assisted Suicide Bills

[Editor’s Note:  This Media Advisory was issued January 11, 2016 in anticipation of lobby activity scheduled by assisted suicide proponents in Albany, NY for January 12th.  Center for Disability Rights advocates distributed literature to 215 legislator offices the same day.] As the work of the 2016 New York State Legislature begins, disability rights advocates are […] Continue reading →