About

The mission of the Patients' Rights Action Fund (PRAF) is to provide financial and
strategic support throughout the U.S. to protect the rights of patients and people with
disabilities by opposing doctor prescribed suicide legislation. PRAF is the national
coordinated movement to oppose efforts to make suicide a medical treatment and to
promote measures that protect patients' civil rights. We connect new and existing
grassroots organizations to build coalitions that oppose doctor prescribed suicide on
the state level. We track and follow legalization efforts across multiple states, and
provide resources to strategic opposition efforts.

Contribute

We have had significant victories in the fight to protect patients, people with
disabilities and the most vulnerable from the plague of legalized assisted suicide.
Success in these battles is not possible without your support. Please consider
making a financial contribution to our cause and staying connected with us by
signing up for our email alerts. We can't do it without your help.

Join the Effort

PRAF is only as strong as our network of supporters. Stay connected and help us fight
to protect patients' and people with disabilities' civil rights. Please sign up for our email
alerts and consider making a financial contribution to our cause. We can't do it without
your help.

About

The mission of the Patients' Rights Action
Fund (PRAF) is to provide financial and
strategic support throughout the U.S. to
protect the rights of patients and people
with disabilities by opposing doctor prescribed
suicide legislation. PRAF is the national
coordinated movement to oppose efforts to
make suicide a medical treatment and to
promote measures that protect patients' civil
rights. We connect new and existing
grassroots organizations to build coalitions
that oppose doctor prescribed suicide on
the state level. We track and follow legalization
efforts across multiple states, and provide
resources to strategic opposition efforts.

Contribute

The movement to legalize doctor prescribed
suicide is gaining momentum, but we have
had significant victories in the fight to protect
patients, people with disabilities and the most
vulnerable. Success in these battles is not
possible without your support. Please consider
making a financial contribution to our cause
and staying connected with us by signing up
for our email alerts. We can't do it without
your help.

Join the Effort

PRAF is only as strong as our network of
supporters. Stay connected and help us fight
to protect patients' and people with disabilities'
civil rights. Please sign up for our email alerts
and consider making a financial contribution
to our cause. We can't do it without your help.

  • Dr.  Thomas J. Madejski, President of the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY), testified today before the Assembly Committee on Health regarding Medical Aid in Dying. Assembly Bill 2383A would permit a terminally ill patient to request medication from a physician to......

  • A push to legalize physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill New Yorkers is running into staunch opposition from the lobby for doctors, Roman Catholic bishops and those saying the state does too little to support hospice programs. The advocates for ending the Penal Law prohibition against......

  • The New York Assembly heard testimony that will decide if they should proceed with legislation that would allow for medical aid in dying or physician-assisted suicide. “They should have had the right to choose,” Janet Duprey, Former Republican Assemblywoman from Plattsburgh, said. Duprey says her......

  •   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 suicide. The Assembly......

  • Kristen Hanson, Community Relations Advocate for the Patients’ Rights Action Fund, also is worried about abuse. “I know this. I am the widow of JJ Hanson, a vibrant 36-year-old father who died of terminal brain cancer less than 4 months ago. I can assure you,......

  • Former first lady Barbara Bush died Tuesday at the age of 92, according to a release from the office of her husband former President George H.W. Bush. CNN reported Sunday that the 92-year-old was in failing health and was being cared for in her Houston home......

  • A year after assisted suicide was legalized in the District of Columbia, no one has taken advantage of it. Only two doctors in the US capital have indicated that they are willing to accept patients who want to receive lethal medications and only one hospital......

  • Life, from its beginning, is a terminal condition, yet it is a gift that brings both joy and suffering. House Bill 54 (short title “Terminally ill: ending life option”) aims to hasten death and belittles the value that a person with a terminal disease has to......

  • Mainers can expect to see petitions circulating in the coming weeks asking if they’d like to see an initiative for physician-assisted suicide on the fall ballot next year. Under the proposal, a person would need to receive a terminal diagnosis from at least two doctors,......

  • by Matt Valliere, Executive Director for Patients Rights Action Fund Hawaii just made the mistake of becoming the eighth jurisdiction in the United States to allow assisted suicide. We can learn a lot about the folly of this path if we look to other places......

  • Sometimes a major milestone in morality can pass with almost no one apparently noticing, or at least few understanding what is taking place and the significance of the events. Evidently, one those moral milestones was passed on March 27, just a few days ago, and......

  • According to the Patients Rights Action Fund, an advocacy group that opposes the legislation, at least 25 states have introduced bills this session, but seven have been defeated or languished after inaction. On March 29, the same day that the bill advanced in Hawaii, a......

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