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

  • Assisted suicide “safeguards” revealed as a con

    by Kathleen M. Gallagher In a very revealing commentary published at jurist.org last month, long-time assisted suicide advocate Kathryn Tucker admits that the so-called “safeguards” included in physician-assisted suicide proposals aren’t really safeguards at all. In fact, she calls them “burdens,” “restrictions,” and “barriers.” She......

  • Push for assisted suicide law intensifies in New York

    One critic of the measure, Michael Burgess, spokesman for the New York Alliance Against Assisted Suicide, acknowledged the advocates gained some traction at the Capitol this year when their bill passed the Assembly Health Committee, though it ended up wedged in the Codes Committee. A......

  • Right to die, or inevitable obligation?

    By Michael Tobman The arguments in favor of Physician-Assisted Suicide are compelling, and usually wrenching.  The heartache of families struggling with lengthy palliative care makes it difficult to be on the other side of this controversial, painful issue. But as policymakers in Albany soon debate whether......

  • MY VIEW: Give us better care for living, not aid in dying

    Assisted suicide bills have been failing consistently in progressive states like New York, Massachusetts, Maryland and Connecticut. New Yorkers are seeing through the euphemisms and misinformation of proponents. Articles like Bonnie Kraham’s call what Jack Kevorkian did “care.” Assisted suicide proponents claim that this is......