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Suicide—Assisted Or Otherwise—Is Not A Solution

As New York lawmakers return to Albany to kick off the home stretch of the 2022 legislative session, the New York Alliance Against Assisted Suicide (NYAAAS) is pleased to note that physician-assisted suicide legislation (Bill S.6471-Savino/A.4321-Paulin) has not advanced in […]

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Provide People With Disabilities Supports To Live, Not Tools To Die

By Anita Cameron The New York state Legislature is expected to review A4321 and S6471, the latest in a succession of fundamentally flawed (and, to date, all defeated) assisted suicide bills this spring. This activity comes at a time when the culture hasn’t […]

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Assisted Suicide Puts All Groups At Risk

By Dr. Paul Sansone I read with interest the opinion that, in states where physician aid in dying is legal, there does not appear to have been any disproportionate impact with the use of this act upon persons with disabilities, […]

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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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