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2014-05-30 23:12:25

On May 28, 2014, Not Dead Yet, the Center for Disability Rights and 11 other New York based disability organizations submitted public comments on the New York State Medicaid Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program (DSRIP). The comment letter called upon New York officials to eliminate one of the proposed projects, which the letter alleges would fund Medicaid providers to save money by steering people to choose death over living with disability. Rochester, NY (PRWEB) May 30, 2014...

2014-05-29 23:14:57

As Disability Awareness month comes to a close, and Memorial Day has now passed, the realization that unemployment is more than double the national average for the disabled and for veterans slaps us in the face. All people find value in working, and now an updated regulation may allow more than 400,000 individuals with a disability find that valuable job. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 The U.S. Department of Labor adjusted regulations by implementing a section of the Rehabilitation...

2014-05-28 12:30:07

MONTRÉAL, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - A Motion for Declaratory Judgment was filed in the Superior Court of Montréal on May 27, 2014 to challenge articles in the Quebec proposed Bill 52 pertaining to euthanasia which do not respect the Canadian Constitution or Fundamental Human Rights. Furthermore, euthanasia is not a medical care. Quebec, a Province of Canada, may only legislate in matters of health, not in criminal law. Euthanasia is a crime in Canada. The Plaintiffs are Ms....

2014-05-27 23:11:41

On Friday May 23, the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, Not Dead Yet and twelve other disability rights organizations filed an amicus brief in a case challenging the University of Wisconsin Hospital Center’s alleged practice of counseling families of people with developmental disabilities to withhold care for treatable but potentially life-threatening medical conditions, such as pneumonia. (Disability Rights Wisconsin v. University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, et al., Case No. 2014...

2014-05-16 23:09:05

Coalition for Independent Living Options, Inc. (CILO) announced its Continuing Legal Education Trainings for attorneys and paralegals in West Palm Beach, FL. The first event takes place June 27, 2014 on the basics of Social Security Disability Practice. West Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 Coalition for Independent Living Options, Inc. (CILO) announced the launch of its Continuing Legal Education Trainings for attorneys and paralegals in West Palm Beach, FL. The first event takes...

2014-03-31 23:37:33

Disability advocates from Second Thoughts Connecticut and national Not Dead Yet celebrated Friday as the Connecticut legislature rejected assisted suicide legislation, when a bill to legalize assisted suicide bill died in the Public Health Committee. A week earlier, a similar bill died in the Massachusetts Joint Committee On Public Health and, earlier this spring, New Hampshire overwhelmingly rejected an assisted suicide bill by a vote of 219-66. Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 On...

2014-03-28 08:27:10

Video with caption: "Video: Plea from a child to a King : Stop Child Euthanasia by @CoalitionMD ". Video available at: http://youtu.be/ESQljzA3GB8 Image with caption: "Four-year-old Jessica Saba from Canada pleads with the King of Belgium not to sign the euthanasia law for children". (Photo credit:coalitionmd.org) MONTREAL, March 27, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Assisted suicide and euthanasia are prescriptions for abuse and must not be legalized in Canada or anywhere else in the world....

2014-03-27 12:31:16

Video with caption: "Video: Plea from a child to a King : Stop Child Euthanasia by @CoalitionMD ". Video available at: http://youtu.be/ESQljzA3GB8 Image with caption: "Four-year-old Jessica Saba from Canada pleads with the King of Belgium not to sign the euthanasia law for children". (Photo credit:coalitionmd.org) MONTREAL, March 27, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Assisted suicide and euthanasia are prescriptions for abuse and must not be legalized in Canada or anywhere else in the world....

2014-03-19 23:30:49

Today the FRED Conference announced that Kevin McGuire is the 2014 recipient of the FRED Pioneer Award. This award is given to the individual or organization that best embodies innovation and advancement in the field of disability rights. Manhattan Beach, Calif. (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 Today the FRED Conference announced that Kevin McGuire is the 2014 recipient of the FRED Pioneer Award. This award is given to the individual or organization that best embodies innovation and advancement...

2014-03-17 23:24:10

John Kelly, Not Dead Yet’s regional director for the New England states, and disability activists from Second Thoughts Connecticut will be testifying today in Hartford against an assisted suicide bill, HB 5326. Modeled after the Massachusetts group of the same name, which was instrumental in defeating an assisted suicide ballot referendum in that state in 2012, the group says that a closer look at the details of assisted suicide proposals give people “second thoughts.” Hartford, CT...


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