Statement on Alzheimer’s Awareness Month Dolly’s World is overseen by a Wisconsin matriarch with dementia who surrounds herself with dolls and lovingly cares for them. Just as her dolls need her, she also needs 24/7 care which her family provides by taking turns to stay with her and keeping the public aware of what goes
Nevada Governor Joe Lombardo Praised for Veto of Assisted Suicide Bill
The Patients’ Rights Action Fund and its numerous allies in the disability, medical, and religious communities commend Governor Joe Lombardo for his veto of SB 239, legislation that would have for the first time legalized assisted suicide in Nevada.
“The bill contained deadly harm and discrimination for the vulnerable – older people, people of color, people with disabilities and those with low incomes. All of these groups already face steep challenges gaining access to health care and assisted suicide is just one more potentially deadly hurdle for them,” stated Matt Vallière, Executive Director and President of the Patients’ Rights Action Fund.
“In addition, Nevada medical professionals and facilities, despite ethical objections, would have been forced to participate in the prescription and delivery of lethal drugs to suicidal patients. With no residency requirement, this deadly and discriminatory public policy would have put vulnerable people from other states and countries at risk with Nevada designated as a suicide tourist destination. Nevada continues to be a safe place for all thanks to the veto action of Governor Lombardo.”
Psychiatrists Warn of Assisted Suicide for Mental Illness A recent article in the National Post discussed the differences that several Canadian psychiatrists have when discussing assisted suicide for those with mental illness. Several psychiatrists oppose extending Canada’s assisted suicide laws and the fact that they put vulnerable people at risk of deadly harm. Below is
Summary of Massachusetts Hearing Last Friday on October 20th, 2023 between 9:00 a.m. and 12:45 p.m., Massachusetts civil rights champions assembled and outnumbered assisted suicide proponents at the Massachusetts State House to ask Massachusetts legislators to once again vote “NO” to the dangerous and discriminatory public policy of assisted suicide. Notable testimony was provided by