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The NJ Senate could vote on the assisted suicide bill already passed by that state’s Assembly as early as January 13, 2015. We urge people__especially people from NJ, but anyone from any state who believes the spread of assisted suicide is dangerous public policy and a risk to everyone, everywhere__to contact each Senator, politely asking […]

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Looking Beyond Shallow “Compassion” Reveals the Real Cruelty of Legal Assisted Suicide

John Kelly, a disability rights activist with Second Thoughts Massachusetts, has an article in the Newark (New Jersey) Star Ledger that does a masterful job of cutting through the sentimentality and the shallow idea of compassion behind the selling of assisted suicide laws.  Sadly, some individuals have bought the idea that living until their natural […]

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Disability Rights Activist: Where Assisted Suicide is Legal, People Will Die against Their Will Through Mistakes or Abuse

This article, by Marilyn Golden, Senior Policy Analyst of the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, appeared on CNN October 14, 2014. Golden writes: “At less than $300, assisted suicide is, to put it bluntly, the cheapest treatment for a terminal illness. This means that in places where assisted suicide is legal, coercion is not […]

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Ezekiel Emanuel has spent his life building an impressive resume and now, at age 56, he wants the world to know that by 75 he plans to stop working so hard. In fact, he says that if he is still alive at 75, his master plan is to “stop all medical treatment” with the goal […]

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If Assisted Suicide is Legalized, Soon It Will Be Expected: Another Good Article From Britain

  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/10946221/If-dying-with-dignity-is-legalised-soon-it-will-be-expected.html

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Once More, the Facts: Why Assisted Suicide is Dangerous

Massachusetts is one of several states where the proponents of assisted suicide are trying for legalization again.  Two years ago the voters there defeated it in a referendum, so now they are circumventing the voters by going directly to the legislature, as they did in Vermont. In the article, disability rights advocate John Kelly does […]

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Why Connecticut Should Not Legalize Assisted Suicide and Why Vermont Should Repeal Its Law

Thanks to Leslie Wolfgang for an excellent op-ed piece in today’s Hartford Courant.  The reasons why CT should not legalize assisted suicide are the same reasons why Vermont should repeal its assisted suicide law.  This cannot be done until the next biennium, which begins in 2015, after an election this fall.  Now is not too […]

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