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.

  •   I was very saddened to read the March 6 editorial in The Enterprise in support of physician-assisted suicide. I am troubled that the terminology has been softened to “medical aid in dying,” which implied to me palliative care, which accompanies people in their passage......

  •   One of this legislative session’s most controversial bills has been tabled for the 2019 legislative session. House Bill 90 would have created measures permitting medical aid in dying for terminally ill but mentally competent patients who request such help. The legislation, introduced by Rep.......

  • The New Mexico End-of-life Options Act, which the Legislature rejected in 2017 but has been considering again this year, is woefully misnamed.   Options will become fewer should this bill become law, because the only course of action it facilitates is death. The bill does......

  • There are many options already available to patients in New Jersey at the end of life; assisted suicide should not be one of them. Hospice and palliative care are underutilized resources for the terminally ill, and in the case of palliative interventions, the chronically ill......

  • In 2019, the New York Legislature will once again consider a bill to permit healthcare providers to give lethal prescriptions to adults who are deemed terminally ill and ask to die. Despite lack of success in the past, proponents will use myths in arguing that......

  • 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 less than five years. He......

  • Nevada lawmakers are once again considering legislation to allow terminal patients to kill themselves with medication prescribed by a doctor… Supporters argue the legislation will let the patients who are suffering die with dignity and end their pain. Opponents argue the measure gives insurance companies......

  • The measure would allow adults to obtain a prescription for life-ending drugs, if a doctor finds they have six months or less to live.  ...

  • I’m urging Nevadans to oppose doctor-assisted suicide. It’s back every legislative session, like a bad dream that just won’t end. As a disability-rights advocate, I am concerned about choice, self-determination and bodily autonomy and that is why I am opposed to the legalization of doctor-assisted suicide.......

  • Sometimes good intentions can create more problems than they solve. Take Senate Bill 165 for example. Nevada lawmakers held hearings recently on this bill that would legalize and tightly regulate physician-assisted suicide for the terminally ill. The bill would allow competent adults diagnosed to be......

  • The national advocates for physician assisted suicide were in Annapolis last week advocating for doctor assisted suicide (“Supporters of medically assisted suicide in Maryland say new legislators, sponsor increase bill’s chances this year,” Jan. 29). Maryland law currently allows doctors to administer potentially lethal doses......

  •   Dr. Brian Callister joins the Heidi Harris show to share what happened on Monday at the Nevada Senate Health Committee Hearing on SB 165.  He explains how two of his patients, one from Oregon and the other from California, were denied coverage for curable......

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