Opposed by:

- Doctors

- Nurses

- Disability and Patient

Rights Organizations.

No Provision


Family be Notified

Nothing to Protect Patients

When there are Pressures,

Whether Financial or Emotional

New York Alliance Against Assisted Suicide


New York Alliance Against Assisted Suicide is an alliance of disability rights, healthcare, civil rights, faith-based and patient advocacy organizations dedicated to preventing legalization of assisted suicide in New York.

Important Updates

  • Hanson Family

    I Want My Doctors to Help Me Live, Not Die

    By J.J. Hanson Aggressive brain cancer is trying to end my life. The best doctors in the world are racing to find a cure. Meanwhile, legislation promoting assisted suicide all over the nation would dismantle essential protections and care on which I, and so many......

  • Sara K. Lanzo

    Would You Want To Be In This Position?

    As I write this, New York State’s highest court, the Court of Appeals, is still considering Myers v. Schneiderman, a lawsuit that has the potential to strike down the State’s existing law barring physician-assisted suicide (PAS), thus making it legal. If the court rules against......

  • 1994 Task Force Report Still Holds True

    By Anthony Pivarunas, MD Traditional medical ethics, as stated in the Hippocratic Oath, as well as in most state laws, prohibit a physician’s involvement in assisted suicide. Public opinion in the U.S. is divided on this issue, even with the Supreme Court stating there is......

  • Court of Appeals hears arguments on physician-assisted suicide | Newsday

    By Yancey Roy ALBANY — Judges on New York’s top court voiced skepticism Tuesday about establishing a right to physician-assisted suicide while questioning how the state can ban that but allow a person to refuse medical treatment. In oral arguments before the Court of Appeals,......