Our Problem With Assisted Suicide: Why Disability Advocates Worry About Making It Easier For Physicians To Help New Yorkers Die

By Meghan Parker Proponents of New York’s physician-assisted suicide bill seem perplexed by the strong opposition from disability activists. But doesn’t the bill only apply to adults who are expected to die within six months so they can control when […]


Study Says Assisted Suicide Rife With Dangers To People With Disabilities

By Michael Cook The National Council on Disability (NCD) has released a scathing analysis of the effect of assisted suicide laws in the United States on people with disabilities. It finds that safeguards are ineffective and that there is little oversight of […]


Assisted Suicide Activists Commence 2020 Assault

By Jimmy Vielkind Two groups have written letters to Gov. Andrew Cuomo urging him to put a law allowing medical aid in dying on his priorities for the 2020 legislative session. Both the League of Women Voters, a civic group, […]


When The State Incentivizes Suicide

One of the many serious concerns about the potential legalization of physician-assisted suicide is that by covering lethal drugs but refusing to cover expensive treatments, insurance companies could indirectly steer terminally-ill patients toward suicide. Sadly, that is exactly what happened […]


The Slide To ‘Rational Suicide’

By Stephen P. Hayford Thankfully, physician-assisted suicide has not become legal in the State of New York. In fact, legislation that would allow some patients—specifically, terminally-ill persons whose physicians have informed them that they will likely pass away within six […]


Physician-Assisted Suicide Flatlines In Albany

For several years now, advocates have been working hard to add New York to the list of states that have legalized physician-assisted suicide. They have failed in 2019. This year’s regular legislative session has come to a close without a […]


Aid In Dying At Odds With A Doctor’s Role

In the letter “Assisted suicide poses no threat,” June 7, the writer advocates medical aid in dying, also known as assisted suicide, due to reported benefits it brings in communication around end-of-life care and hospice utilization, without causing heightened risk […]


Assisted Suicide Opponents Make The Case Against ‘Medical Aid In Dying’

Kristen Hanson, Community Relations Advocate at the Patient’s Rights Action Fund, and Stephanie Woodward, Director of Advocacy at the Center for Disability Rights and member of ADAPT, spoke with the Capitol Pressroom’s Susan Arbetter about assisted suicide. It’s an EXCELLENT […]


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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