By Alex Schadenberg
International Chair - Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (EPC)
New York Center for Disability Rights is a disability-led service and advocacy organization that works with people with disabilities, of all ages, who live in the community.
The New York Center for Disability Rights is raising money to develop to hire an advocate who will work to organize the disability community response in opposition to assisted suicide in New York and to develop a public awareness campaign.
Link to the Go Fund Me - We Want to Life campaign.
Why does the New York Center for Disability Rights oppose assisted suicide?
Assisted suicide is a deadly expression of ableism -- the belief that people with disabilities are less than non-disabled people. Less worthy of care. Having less dignity. Less worthy of life. These beliefs are all around us. Whether we are old or young, terminal or not terminal, when assisted suicide is legal, these discriminatory beliefs will cause people with disabilities to be killed against their will and without their consent.Link to the Go Fund Me - We Want to Life campaign.