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Media Advisory: Disability Advocates Prepared To Oppose Flurry of State Assisted Suicide Bills Being Introduced in 2015

Rochester, NY (PRWEB) January 15, 2015  Disability rights advocates are preparing to work in broad coalition with medical and other groups that oppose legalization of assisted suicide, as proponents announce plans to introduce bills in several states in the wake of Brittany Maynard’s tragic death. Representatives of Not Dead Yet, the Disability Rights Education & …

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After emotional hearing, reluctant N.J. Senate panel releases ‘Aid in Dying’ bill | NJ.com

December 17, 2014 By: Susan K. Livio …The Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee voted 5-3 to let the “Aid in Dying” bill to proceed to the full 40-member Senate, but did so in a way that registered committee members concern and uncertainty by approving it “without recommendation.”   TRENTON — After more than …

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ASAN Statement on New Jersey Assisted Suicide Bill Hearing | Autistic Self Advocacy Network

December 9, 2014 Despite leading disability rights organizations’ long history of opposition to legalization of assisted suicide, the New Jersey Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee held a hearing yesterday on the state’s proposed assisted suicide bill without inviting any representatives of the disability community as witnesses. People with disabilities, who are often …

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