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Assisted Suicide Endangers The Disabled

By Melvyn R. Tanzman and Lisa Tarricone As longtime disability rights advocates, we have seen our lives marginalized and devalued by the medical establishment. We agree with the principle of a right to self-determination; however, a balanced perspective of assisted-suicide […]

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Dr. Bukowski Believes Assisted Suicide Is “Bad Medicine”

By Dr. Stanley Bukowski In the Dec. 14 Buffalo News column Another Voice, the author advocates legalizing “assisted dying” for competent adults with terminal disease. His scenario compares suffering on hospital machines versus peacefully dying by medication at home amidst […]

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Assisted Suicide Puts Pressure On The Elderly And Disabled

By Diane Coleman Anyone who has received a health insurance denial knows something about the cost cutting pressures in the health care system. I have good employer sponsored insurance, but just received my second denial in two years of breathing […]

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New York Should Not Adopt Physician Assisted Suicide

By Dr. Frederick Guida New York lawmakers are considering a proposal to legalize physician assisted suicide. As a physician I desire to encourage legislators to oppose this dangerous policy. Proponents often cite unbearable pain as a reason for legalizing assisted […]

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Assisted Suicide: Lethal Discrimination Against Old, Ill and Disabled People

By Diane Coleman Assisted suicide may understandably be viewed as an easy way to die, but a closer look reveals inherent dangers that should lead to second thoughts. First, assisted suicide is not needed to ensure that we can die […]

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NYAAAS Responds To Asm. Reyes’ Assisted Suicide Rationale

Albany, NY (01/14/2021)—Earlier today, Assemblymember Karines Reyes (D-Bronx) provided an interview stating her support for physician assisted suicide. The New York Alliance Against Assisted Suicide offered the following response: “The most troubling part of the discussion revolved around the issue […]

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Assisted Suicide Laws A Danger To Disabled

By Kristen Hanson The letter “Aid-in-dying empowers patients to make decision,” April 11, argues the availability of assisted suicide is empowering; however, assisted suicide devalues the lives of individuals with disabilities and diminishes patient choice by creating perverse incentives for […]

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Aid In Dying Bill Is Flawed Legislation

The New York State Medical Aid in Dying Act is really an assisted suicide bill [“Prioritize Medical Aid in Dying Bill,” Just Sayin’, March 21]. It is gravely flawed. Normalizing any suicide counteracts the resources allocated toward suicide prevention programs. […]

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Palliative Care Must Be More Accessible

By Dr. Tom Putnam The New York State Legislature should promote skilled end-of-life care rather than focusing on ending life prematurely. The International Association of Hospice and Palliative Care recently published (Journal of Palliative Medicine 2017; 20:8-13) a studied position […]

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