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

  • 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,......

  • Court of Appeals

    New York Court of Appeals Has Life-Saving Opportunity

    Albany, NY – On May 30, 2017, the New York Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in the case of Myers v. Schneiderman. In this case, the plaintiffs argue that the state’s ban on assisted suicide violates the New York State Constitution. The New......

  • N.Y.’s highest court to hear ‘aid in dying’ appeal

    by Claire Hughes As proponents of medical aid in dying continue to push for legislation to let New York doctors prescribe a lethal dose of medication to terminally ill patients, the state’s highest court will hear arguments Tuesday in a case involving three terminally ill......