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2012-05-26 06:20:02

Seven Senators pledge their support for U.S. ratification of the CRPD WASHINGTON, May 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, seven United States Senators issued a statement of bipartisan support for United States ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110601/DC11812LOGO) "The Convention was undertaken with the same goals as America had in enacting the ADA: to empower individuals with disabilities...

2012-02-22 11:24:00

"John Register is a powerful and passionate voice for disability rights who will be an asset to the campaign," said AAPD President and CEO Mark Perriello. WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) applauded the selection of AAPD board member John Register as co-chair of President Obama's re-election campaign. John Register is a veteran of the Gulf War, a silver-medalist in the Paralympic Games, and a former...

2012-01-26 11:29:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission ordered Gary Deimler & Sons Construction of Harrisburg to pay former employee Larry Moyer Jr., of Duncannon, Perry County, more than $33,710 in lost wages, interest and expenses due to disability discrimination. The order took effect Jan. 24. Moyer filed a complaint alleging that Deimler & Sons fired him from his job as a carpenter because of his disability, despite his demonstrated...

2011-12-27 15:33:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --BNA Books, a division of specialized news and information publisher BNA, today announces the publication of the Second Edition of Disability Discrimination and the Workplace. This treatise paints a comprehensive picture of the disability discrimination landscape and covers both pre-ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) and post-ADAAA interpretations of the law. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090105/56509LOGO) Now that the Equal...

2011-11-15 20:08:09

A report commissioned by the Royal Society of Canada, and published today in the journal Bioethics, claims that assisted suicide should be legally permitted for competent individuals who make a free and informed decision, while on both a personal and a national level insufficient plans and policies are made for the end of life. End-of-life decision-making is an issue wrapped in controversy and contradictions for Canadians. The report found that most people want to die at home, but few do;...

2011-06-16 15:24:00

WASHINGTON, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) approved a policy statement on physician-assisted suicide at its Spring General Assembly in Seattle on June 16. The statement, To Live Each Day with Dignity, passed with a vote of 191-1. It marks the first time the full body of bishops has issued a statement devoted to this issue. The full text of the statement will be available online at www.usccb.org/toliveeachday, along with...

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2011-06-03 13:43:55

Jack Kevorkian, who helped over 100 people commit suicide, died early on Friday at the age of 83. Mayer Morganroth, Kevorkian's attorney and friend, said he died at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan, where he had been hospitalized for about two weeks with kidney and heart problems. The Detroit Free Press said Kevorkian died from a blood clot that was lodged in his heart. Kevorkian, a pathologist, was focused on death and dying before he ignited a polarizing national debate over...

2011-06-01 11:58:00

WASHINGTON, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. bishops will debate and vote on a document on physician-assisted suicide at their Spring General Assembly, June 15-17, in Seattle. The document, To Live Each Day with Dignity, will be the first statement on assisted suicide by the full body of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). "After years of relative inaction following legalization of physician-assisted suicide in Oregon in 1994, the assisted suicide...

2011-05-31 13:01:56

Attitudes toward end-of-life care for cancer patients vary, but most patients, family members, oncologists and members of the public are receptive to withdrawing futile life-sustaining treatments in people who are dying, found a Korean study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/embargo/cmaj110020.pdf. The study, by researchers in Korea, aimed to determine attitudes towards end-of-life care, as most previous studies looked only at euthanasia...

2011-05-26 18:35:00

SACRAMENTO, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by Californians Against Assisted Suicide. While the action by law enforcement to shut down a troubling helium-hood assisted suicide kit business operating in San Diego County is a positive development, there are still groups and organizations promoting the spread of assisted suicide as mainstream public policy. The practice of assisted suicide, legal only in Oregon and Washington, presents very real and dangerous...