Opposed by:

- Doctors

- Nurses

- Disability and Patient

Rights Organizations.

No Provision

that

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

  • State’s highest court rules there is no constitutional right to assisted suicide

    by JAMES GORMLEY, The Legislative Gazette, September 7, 2017, New Yorkers do not have a constitutional right to “aid-in-dying” drugs and procedures, according to a decision by the state’s highest court released Thursday.The New York State Court of Appeals has rejected a plaintiff’s argument that......

  • 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......