Boulder, CO: Disability Rights Activists Protest Compassion and Choices President Visit

For Immediate Release:  October 26, 2014 Contact: Anita Cameron, 720-369-6983 Dawn Russell, 303-884-1471 Disability Rights Activists Protest Compassion and Choices President Visit Boulder, CO – Disability rights activists from Not Dead Yet and ADAPT are protesting the visit to the West Boulder Senior Center of Compassion and Choices President, Barbara Coombs Lee. Coombs Lee is […] Continue reading →

Press Statement: Disability Rights Groups Not Dead Yet and Second Thoughts Issue Statement Defending Dr. Ira Byock in Assisted Suicide Debate

[Editor's Note: The PRWeb version of this Press Statement is available online in pdf format here.] Not Dead Yet and Second Thoughts, disability rights groups that oppose legalization of assisted suicide, issue the following Statement in support of Dr. Ira Byock’s role in the public policy debate spurred by the Brittany Maynard case: “Dr. Ira […] Continue reading →

In the news: Canada SC Case

In Canada this week, the issues of assisted suicide and euthanasia were argued before the Supreme Court.  Here’s some of the coverage/commentary published before the date of the arguments (10/15): Dave Hingsburger is a respected – almost revered, and for good reason – voice in the disability rights community.  He missed a presentation at a […] Continue reading →

Media Advisory: Disability Groups Respond to Compassion and Choices’ Advocacy for Assisted Suicide Legislation in Connection With Brittany Maynard’s Tragic Illness

[Editor's Note: A PDF formatted version of this Media Advisory is available on PRWeb here, along with an attached flyer developed by a coalition of groups that oppose legalization of assisted suicide.] Response from Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund, Not Dead Yet and Second Thoughts: “Once again, Compassion & Choices, formerly the Hemlock Society, […] Continue reading →

Autistic Self-Advocacy Network (ASAN), Disability Community Statement on Sentencing of Kelli Stapleton

On October 7th, Kelli Stapleton will be sentenced for First Degree Child Abuse in a Michigan courtroom.  The following is a summary of the facts written by attorney Samantha Crane regarding Kelli Stapleton’s attempt to kill her autistic daughter and the aftermath in the media and public discourse.  It provides the background and context for […] Continue reading →