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Alliance Partners Speak Out At Assisted Suicide Hearing

Albany, NY – Today, doctors, patients, caregivers and advocates for persons with disabilities will gather in the Legislative Office Building as a show of opposition to legislation (A.2383-A), a bill that would repeal New York’s constitutional and long-standing ban on physician-assisted […]

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New York Alliance Against Assisted Suicide Unveils New Website

Albany, NY – The New York Alliance Against Assisted Suicide (NYAAAS) has unveiled a new website that will enhance its ability to work against the legalization of physician-assisted suicide in the Empire State. Stephanie Woodward, a spokesperson with the Alliance, […]

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Alliance Mourns The Passing of J.J. Hanson

Albany, NY – On December 30, 2017, following a valiant battle with cancer, J.J. Hanson passed away surrounded by family and friends. A U.S. Marine Corps veteran who served in Iraq, J.J. was diagnosed with glioblastoma—an aggressive form of brain cancer—in […]

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New York Court of Appeals Has Life-Saving Opportunity

Albany, NY – On May 30, 2017, the New York Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in the case of Myers v. Schneiderman. In this case, the plaintiffs argue that the state’s ban on assisted suicide violates the New […]

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Alliance Reacts To Assisted Suicide Bill’s Advancement

Albany, NY – Today, the New York State Assembly Health Committee held a vote on a bill to legalize assisted suicide for the terminally ill.  This brand new legislation, A.10059 (Paulin), was introduced on May 10 of this year, giving lawmakers […]

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Alliance Decries Less-Than-Transparent Process in Suicide Debate

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Albany, NY – With very little notice and few specific details, the Assembly Health Committee has scheduled a vote on a bill to legalize doctor-prescribed suicide for the terminally ill on Monday, May 23, 2016. This brand new legislation, A.10059 (Paulin), […]

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Medical Professionals Unite In Opposition To Assisted Suicide

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Albany, NY – Today, dozens of doctors and allied health professionals from across New York State are in Albany to make the medical case against legalizing physician-assisted suicide. The medical professionals are meeting with elected representatives concerning the adverse impact […]

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Oregon Stats Show Dangers Of Adopting Assisted Suicide Law

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Albany, NY – Recently released 2015 data from Oregon, where physician-assisted suicide is legal, reveal that the majority of those requesting lethal drugs are elderly, lower income, and isolated (unmarried/divorced/widowed). “The disturbing findings in the assisted suicide data from Oregon should […]

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