Matt Vallière in the Los Angeles Times Thanks to the LA Times for sharing Matt’s letter, which strongly opposes assisted suicide laws. Read his letter to the editor below: Steve Lopez asks, “Will the option [of assisted suicide] be there for others?” To plaintiffs in the referenced lawsuit and many in the disability, older adult
Canada's Expansion in the World Medical Journal
The World Medical Journal shared a compelling article on the dangerous expansions in Canada’s assisted suicide laws. The article reveals that Canada implemented their expansion to allow assisted suicide for patients with mental illness, and did so with a lack of evidence-based decision making, medical expert input, or hearing from mental health advocacy groups.
This quote summarizes the article well: “As assisted dying in Canada is increasingly being provided to those outside end-of-life situations, this sea change includes what many would have previously thought unimaginable – a normalization of death as a treatment for otherwise resolvable social suffering.”
Read more at this link.
Celebrating 33 Years of the ADA Today marks the 33rd anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). On this day, July 26th, 1990, the ADA was signed and enshrined civil rights protections into law for people with disabilities. Today and every ADA anniversary, the Patients’ Rights Action Fund (PRAF) celebrates the
Advocates for Assisted Suicide Begin to Fear the Case in California Proponents of assisted suicide are beginning to write articles and speak up about their worries and opposition to the case filed in California to end assisted suicide. While the initial response to this groundbreaking case was severely delayed, opinion pieces and statements of opposition