Belated Update on Wisconsin Case: ASAN Files Second Amicus Brief for NDY and 13 Other Disability Groups

[This announcement is from the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) and originally appeared on Feb. 2, 2015.] On Monday January 26, the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, Not Dead Yet, and 13 other disability rights organizations filed a second amicus brief in a case defending the rights of people with disabilities to basic medical care. Disability […] Continue reading →

Media Advisory: New York Disability Rights Group Opposes NY Assisted Suicide Bill

[Editor’s Note:  This media advisory is also available through PRWeb in PDF format here.] A bill to legalize assisted suicide has been introduced in the NYS Assembly (A2129), and will be introduced Monday, Feb. 9 in the Senate by Brad Hoylman and Diane Savino, according to the assisted suicide advocacy group, Compassion and Choices. Not Dead […] Continue reading →

NDY Introduces Disability Rights Toolkit for Advocacy Against Legalization of Assisted Suicide

With assisted suicide bills pending in many states, disability rights advocates are needed to help oppose them.  Not Dead Yet Colorado just played a pivotal role in defeating an assisted suicide bill in that state, but bills are pending or expected in California, New York, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, the District of Columbia […] Continue reading →

Georgetown Voice – “Death Without Dignity: The Dangers of Assisted Suicide” by Lydia Brown

Disability rights activists, scholars and advocates are familiar with Lydia Brown, whose writings, presentations, advocacy and activism have had a big impact in and outside of the disability community over the past few years. Today, the college newspaper Georgetown Voice published a response and counter to an editorial that endorsed a proposal that would legalize […] Continue reading →