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Letter: Assisted Suicide Dangerous Policy

The state Legislature did well when it rejected previous bills to legalize assisted suicide; it should do so again this session. Assisted suicide is an inherently discriminatory and dangerous public policy. The supposed “safeguards” are hollow and these laws send […]

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Disability Rights Advocates Strongly Oppose Assisted Suicide Practices

“Disability rights advocates gathered in the state capital [May 29, 2019] to talk about the dangers of controversial assisted suicide practices.” “The New York Alliance Against Assisted Suicide strongly opposes the law for multiple reasons.” “They say it gives insurers […]

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Patient and Disability Rights Advocates To Warn Of The Dangers Of Assisted Suicide

What: Patient and disability rights advocates will hold a news conference to warn of the dangers of legalized assisted suicide in their state. Assembly Bill A2694 and Senate Bill S3947 are currently in their respective Health Committees. Who: Kristen Hanson, […]

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MSSNY Maintains Opposition To Assisted Suicide

The following statement can be attributed to Arthur Fougner, MD, President, Medical Society of the State of New York: “As physicians, we value the importance of each person’s life. There are great disparities in access and quality of care at […]

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Cancer Doc: Don’t Abandon Patients At The End Of Life By Enabling Assisted Suicide

By Dr. Alan Carver We need only look back to the 2016 election to remember that polling can often be misrepresented and requires careful scrutiny. Even when interested parties refer to their own polling as “truth,” (“5 truths about New […]

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Op-ed: The Dangers Of Allowing Assisted Suicide

By Kristen Hanson Assemblyman Kevin Cahill did well when he voted against previous bills to legalize assisted suicide in New York. Assisted suicide bills are inherently discriminatory and they make for dangerous public policy that puts a great number of […]

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Assisted Suicide Bills Highlight A Society In Conflict About Suicide

By Rabbi Avi Shafran A 79-year-old man recently stopped and exited his car in the middle of the Verrazano Bridge, the magnificent structure linking Brooklyn with Staten Island, determined to leap the more than 200 feet into the New York […]

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Assisted Suicide Facing Disability Rights’ Opposition

By Nick Reisman At the state capital, the debate over [assisted suicide] aid-in-dying takes center stage. Governor Andrew Cuomo is backing legislation that would allow the terminally ill to end their own lives—setting up a potentially controversial close to the […]

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Commentary: Find better plan than suicide for terminally ill

In January 1993, my husband Kenny was diagnosed with tongue cancer. As a veteran of the New York City Fire Department, he had been exposed to toxins that caused his squamous cell carcinoma. Doctors thought Kenny would be dead in […]

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