Press Release: Disability Advocates From Not Dead Yet and New Jersey Disability Organizations Testify Against Assisted Suicide Bill Despite Short Notice of Committee Hearing

From Not Dead Yet.org

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Last Friday was the first that disability advocates learned that a New Jersey assisted suicide bill that they oppose would be heard by the Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee on Thursday, June 5 at 10:00 a.m.

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Letter to New Jersey Assembly Committee Regarding A2270

Click Here to read the whole letter that was sent to the New Jersey Assembly Committee regarding A2270, the New Jersey Death with Dignity Act.

Disability Rights Leadership Institute on Bioethics: Advancing the Disability Rights Perspective on Bioethics Issues

Source: Not Dead Yet

Months of work came to fruition on April 25 – 26, 2014 at the Crystal City Marriott in Arlington, VA. Conference planning experts told us to expect a 10% no show rate, but out of our final count of 68 who signed up to attend (we had initially expected about 50), only 3 missed it. That's a clue about the amazing level of participation we had for the first ever Disability Rights Leadership Institute on Bioethics (DRLIB).

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Assisted Suicide Hearing on A2270

What Can You Do? 

Attend the Hearing

The hearing on A2270, New Jersey’s Assisted Suicide Bill, will be held at the NJ State House on Thursday, June 5, at 10 a.m.  We should have as many people as we can pack the hearing and show our opposition to this bill.  The State House is located at 125 W State St, 4th Floor - Hearing Room 11. 

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Vt. Senate president says he'd support repeal of aid-in-dying law

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
February 27, 2014 - 5:01 pm EST

MONTPELIER, Vermont — The president pro tem of the Vermont Senate says he would support a repeal of the state's aid-in-dying law, but its chief sponsor says she hasn't heard anything about the way it's operating to give her concern.

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