Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Not Dead Yet And Don't Wanna Be Made Dead Either

Disability rights group Not Dead Yet cites a report from the Journal of Disability Policy Studies stating that, not surprisingly, people who are disabled have reservations about assisted suicide. This news comes as the Supreme Court hears oral arguments on the law in Oregon that allows physicians to prescribe lethal doses of drugs to patients who are terminally ill and wish to die. Also on NDY's home page is a link to a Seattle Post-Intelligencer column by NDY's president, Diane Coleman, on why the argument of states' rights in this case is a red herring.