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
We Need Real Care For People With Disabilities
Alice Wong lives with a disability that requires at-home medical care. The care she needs is extremely expensive, and if not for GoFundMe donations, she would be institutionalized.
For many in similar situations to Alice, medical care needed is often out of reach, leading people with disabilities to feel that they do not have any options.
Sadly, some in these situations are offered the ever-affordable assisted suicide by their doctors. Unthinkable.
Assisted suicide laws are not a solution to the needs of those with disabilities. Rather, as Alice states, we must work to provide access to care for everyone who needs it so that like Alice, people with disabilities can have a joy-filled life.
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