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Legislators need to see our tears

  American democracy is based on the idea that the voices of the people matter.  As legislators struggle with difficult issues, trying to balance the needs of conflicting constituencies and solve complicated problems, they need to hear the perspectives of the people most directly affected. This is why they listen to hour after hour of …

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Assisted Suicide is Inherently Discriminatory Against Individuals with Disabilities

  The majority of people with disabilities has considered the “End of Life Options Act,” or what ever it is being called this year, otherwise known as physician prescribed suicide. The National Council on Disability came out with a report on Oct. 9 about the dangers of assisted suicide laws for people with disabilities. The council clearly opposes …

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Doctors can’t predict time of death, so how can they aid in suicide

Dr. Neil S. Kaye is a practicing psychiatrist and Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and member of the advisory board of the  National Alliance for Mental Illness-Delaware. …Physicians are terrible at predicting death. At six months out, fewer than 33% of predictions end up being correct. HB 140, the medical aid in dying bill, relies …

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