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Capital Pressroom Interview on Assisted Suicide

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 Susan Arbetter about assisted suicide.

Not Dead Yet Condemns Maine Governor’s Signing of Assisted Suicide Bill

Long time Not Dead Yet disability activist Mike Reynolds condemned today’s signing of “An Act To Enact the Maine Death with Dignity Act” by Governor Janet Mills. “This is a terrible day in the history of Maine that will lead to the untimely deaths of disabled people due to inevitable mistakes, coercion and abuse.” Reynolds had …

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Matt Valliere: Dutch rape victim’s tragic death a wake-up call to examine euthanasia and the mentally ill

The tragic death of Dutch teenager Noa Pothoven, a victim of molestation and rape, is devastating. Noa had cried out for years and even wrote a best-selling book, calling for specialized psychiatric care for young people. Conflicting reports about whether her death was euthanasia or voluntary starvation are irrelevant to the fact that where assisted …

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The AMA Reaffirms its Longstanding Opposition to Physician Assisted Suicide

  Patients Rights Action Fund Applauds the American Medical Association for Reaffirming its Opposition to Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia by an Overwhelming Majority “Today was a big win for patients as the AMA sides with them and people with disabilities who would be at risk for deadly harm through mistakes, coercion, and abuse, all the …

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Dr. Tati’s Story

“Assisted suicide is one of the biggest threats to authentic medicine.” -Dr. Tatiana Santos

Critics say laws that legalize assisted suicide abandon the vulnerable

  Recently, doctors in the Netherlands allowed a Dutch 17 year old girl suffering from depression to starve herself to death.  And while the details are still under investigation, it is certainly clear that the system in the Netherlands failed her.  In the Netherlands, euthanasia is permitted in cases of “hopeless and unbearable” suffering.  Children …

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Disability Rights Advocates Warn of the Dangers of Assisted Suicide

“Disability rights advocates gathered in the state capital [May 29, 2019] to talk about the dangers of controversial assisted suicide practices.” “The New York Alliance Against Assisted Suicide strongly opposes the law for multiple reasons.” “They say it gives insurers the ability to deny treatment to the terminally ill, it does not guarantee peaceful or …

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Oregon Bill to Eliminate Waiting Period for Assisted Suicide Passes in the Senate

  Senate Bill 579 is the second assisted suicide expansion bill to have a hearing in the Oregon Legislature and it was approved Monday in the Oregon Senate.  The bill removes waiting periods in the law proponents claim protect against abuse and same-day suicides. Under current law, a person making a request has to wait …

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