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

Rochester, NY (PRWEB) February 09, 2015

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 Yet is a national disability group based in New York which opposes assisted suicide legislation, and the group’s leaders are available for interviews.

"Every major national disability organization that has taken a position on assisted suicide opposes legalizing it," says Diane Coleman, president of Not Dead Yet, a national disability group based in Rochester, New York. "This includes ADAPT, the National Council on Independent Living, the Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF), among others."

As DREDF’s Marilyn Golden said, “If this bill passes, some people’s lives will be ended without their consent, through mistakes and abuse. No safeguards have ever been enacted or proposed that can prevent this outcome, which can never be undone.”

The NY proposal is based on the law that was passed by public referendum in Oregon. While proponents claim that Oregon is a successful experiment, the evidence indicates otherwise. “The Oregon assisted suicide reports show that the top five reasons doctors report for giving lethal prescriptions are related to disability, not terminal status,” said Coleman.

For opinion pieces from disability advocates published by CNN, the New Jersey Star Ledger, Counterpunch and other outlets, go to the op-ed links on the Not Dead Yet website.

The disability rights opposition to legalizing assisted suicide is an essential part of the discussion which should be included in coverage of the issue. Contact information for spokespersons available for interviews are listed below:

Diane Coleman
Not Dead Yet
Rochester, NY
(708) 420-0539

Stephen Drake
Research Analyst
Not Dead Yet
Rochester, NY

John B. Kelly
Second Thoughts
Boston, MA
(617) 536-5140

Marilyn Golden
Senior Policy Analyst
Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF)
Berkeley, CA
(510) 703-0696

Read the full story at

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2015 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. The ladies of The Social urge Canadian women to put themselves first over the holiday season and into the new year in Mediaplanet’s “Women’s Health” campaign
2. Mark DeMontis, Founder of Courage Canada, shares his passion for bringing hockey to those affected by blindness in Mediaplanet’s “Vision and Hearing” campaign
3. OutMarket Releases Cheat Sheets for Social Media Marketing
4. Jason Silva, host of National Geographic’s Brain Games, encourages Canadians to challenge theirs in Mediaplanet’s “Neurological Conditions” campaign
5. Jay Cutler and Alan Thicke Focus on Education and Healthy Living in Mediaplanet’s “United for Diabetes” Campaign
6. Actor James Van Der Beek Voices Support for Vaccines with Mediaplanet’s “Fight Against the Flu” Campaign
7. Offers Big Discounts On Its New Digital Signage Media Players
8. ASCP Launches Social Media Campaign in Honor of World AIDS Day
9. Contrast Media Injectors Market To 2020 - Global Industry, Growth, Size, Share, Trends, Analysis And Forecast To 2020 Research Report By Grand View Research, Inc.
10. Craig Morgan and Kellie Pickler Sing Our Heroes Home with Mediaplanet’s “Thanking Our Troops” Campaign
11. Lighthouse Media Solutions’ Client Wins Top Award for Website Design
Post Your Comments:
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... 31, 2020 , ... A Cure for Covid-19 “PTS” with Mediation & Hypnosis , At ... a state of panic, experiencing deep anxiety, immense stress, and right now are needing serious ... when most people on the planet are experiencing a great degree of emotional discomfort, be ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... August 31, 2020 , ... Bonde Innovations, LLC, ... with advanced heart failure, today announced that the company has been awarded a ... from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of ...
(Date:8/28/2020)... Ariz. (PRWEB) , ... August 28, 2020 , ... ... respiratory assist system designed to help treat patients with respiratory conditions, including COVID-19, ... mixture of helium and oxygen, but it captures exhaled gas and scrubs it ...
(Date:8/28/2020)... ... August 28, 2020 , ... Integrated Viral Protection (IVP Air) ... school to deploy its breakthrough Mobile Biodefense Indoor Air Protection System that is the ... Academy plans to fully reopen equipped with the filtration system on September 8th. ...
(Date:8/27/2020)... ... 27, 2020 , ... Walk-in Dermatology’s SK-IN Medical Aesthetics Center ... New York location. , Loren received her New York esthetic license in ... chemical peels, microdermabrasion, Hydrafacial MD, dermaplaning, facial lymphatic, and various laser procedures. Loren ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/26/2020)... ... August 26, 2020 , ... ... Helps Sports Injuries. The infographic breaks down ways that chiropractors can help heal ... , According to ScripHessco “Athletes have an unusual amount of pressure and stress ...
(Date:8/26/2020)... (PRWEB) , ... August 26, 2020 , ... ... and in-home air purification systems kill Coronavirus. While air purification technologies, including GreenTech ... including SARS and even Ebola, no air purification system has published results of ...
(Date:8/26/2020)... ... August 26, 2020 , ... Crossroads ... has added CHC and CPCO to her name. , That’s thanks to her ... (CHC) and the Certified Professional Compliance Officer (CPCO.) , The CHC is designed ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: