Assisted Suicide

Overview of Concerns with H.R. 620, the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017

April 3, 2017
H.R. 620 would weaken the ADA, a critical source of rights for people with disabilities to public accommodations (that is, businesses such as stores, restaurants, hotels, etc.). It would turn people with disabilities into second-class citizens, and undermine the very principles of an inclusive society that America is all about.

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California Assisted Suicide Law Is Denounced By Leading Disability Rights Policy Center

June 11, 2016
DREDF is pleased to announce, along with our coalition partners in Californians Against Assisted Suicide, that this week, the national organization Patients Rights Action Fund will launch a new web page where concerned individuals, family members, and friends can bring to light abuses, problems, and complications associated with assisted suicide laws.

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September 22 Webinar Materials Available

September 23, 2015
The webinar covered the consumer protections provided under the CCI. The webinar also provided a detailed summary of what benefits will be provided by Cal MediConnect plans and a review of what long term services and supports are being integrated into managed care.

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See Presentations from the Disability Rights Leadership Institute on Bioethics (DRLIB)

June 23, 2014
In April, the first-ever Disability Rights Leadership Institute on Bioethics (DRLIB for short) brought together around 65 disability rights advocates to learn about and discuss issues as diverse as withholding and withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment based on disability status, the legalization of assisted suicide and the threat it poses to both the disability community and the public at large, the issues posed by new reproductive technologies, and so-called "wrongful birth / wrongful life" lawsuits.

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National Council on Independent Living honors DREDF’s Marilyn Golden

July 9, 2007
National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) acknowledged DREDF's Marilyn Golden for her leadership in opposing assisted suicide bills in the California legislature. NCIL awarded Ms. Golden the NCIL Region IX Advocacy Award for her dedication to promoting the rights of people with disabilities and advancing the Independent Living movement.

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