Diane Coleman’s Letter to Some New Jersey Senate Democrats

NotDeadYet

February 4, 2014

Dear Senators:

I am a lifelong Democrat, the CEO of a national disability organization, and I am also a severely disabled woman, writing to urge you to vote against New Jersey’s assisted suicide bill (S382).  I’ve spent a lifetime advocating for the rights of disabled people, young and old, to control our own lives and not have our choices dictated by doctors and other professionals.  So you might wonder why I oppose a bill that is widely portrayed as giving people choice and control over their own death.

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Dr. Death Makes a Comeback

WSJ

January 22, 2105

By: PAUL MCHUGH

 Legalizing physician-assisted suicide is receiving fresh support, but doctors should think twice before signing on.

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Media Advisory: Disability Advocates Prepared To Oppose Flurry of State Assisted Suicide Bills Being Introduced in 2015

prweb

Rochester, NY (PRWEB) January 15, 2015  Disability rights advocates are preparing to work in broad coalition with medical and other groups that oppose legalization of assisted suicide, as proponents announce plans to introduce bills in several states in the wake of Brittany Maynard’s tragic death. Representatives of Not Dead Yet, the Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund and Second Thoughts are available for interviews.

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Christie has 'grave concerns' about physician-assisted suicide

nj.com

January 17, 2015

By Susan K. Livio

Should the state legislature pass the "Aid in Dying" bill that would allow terminally ill patients to obtain a prescription that would end their lives, Gov. Chris Christie said he will consider it, but is unlikely to sign it into law.

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