Monday, January 28, 2019

Media Advisory: Doctor-Prescribed Suicide Laws Are Bad Public Policy


NDY issued this Media Advisory on the Monday morning, January 28, 2019.

No coverage of the assisted suicide issue is fair and balanced without the perspective of New York disability organizations and individuals who oppose it. (Proponents of bills to legalize assisted suicide will be holding a press conference at the state capital in Albany on Monday at 10:30 a.m.)

We live with a profit driven healthcare system facing tremendous cost-cutting pressures. Assisted suicide is the cheapest “treatment.” These bills grant legal immunity to doctors and others who assist suicides of people who may have a terminal condition. They do not prevent mistakes, coercion or abuse and, therefore, endanger the lives of old, ill and disabled people.

To speak with New York disability organizations and individuals who oppose assisted suicide bills, including members in Albany, please contact:

Diane Coleman, JD
President/CEO
Not Dead Yet
708-420-0539
dcoleman@notdeadyet.org

Gregg Beratan
Manager of Government Affairs
Center for Disability Rights
518-320-7100 ext. 2208
gberatan@cdrnys.org

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