Tag: aid in dying

And God Laughs

And God Laughs

I should be sleeping. It's 2:33am. I have to be up in four hours. I am in Albany as part of a campaign for New York’s Medical Aid in Dying Act. The campaign, 50 Reasons by Compassion & Choices, highlights 50 stories of real people and their reasons why they support the bill. Its genius. … Continue reading And God Laughs

Nevertheless We Persist – Lobby Day 2017

Nevertheless We Persist – Lobby Day 2017

As you my remember, the NY Medical Aid in Dying Act was re-introduced this past January and I traveled to Albany to be part of the Press Conference and to speak with lawmakers so I could share my story about why I am in support of this legislation. You can read that blog here. Although … Continue reading Nevertheless We Persist – Lobby Day 2017

Words Matter

Words Matter

I had a big week last week. It started in Albany. Assembly Bill 2383/Senate Bill 3151, the New York Medical Aid in Dying Act, was introduced for the 2017 legislative session on January 20th and on Monday, January 23rd a Press Conference was held at the State Capitol to formally announce it. I was asked to … Continue reading Words Matter

A Big Win For Choice

A Big Win For Choice

Today the New York State Assembly Health Committee voted 14 to 11 in favor of the Medical Aid In Dying Act. This historic vote comes less than 2 weeks after the Bill was introduced by Senator Diane Savino and Assembly Woman Amy Paulin. I am very proud to have been part of the beginning process … Continue reading A Big Win For Choice

Advocacy in Albany

Advocacy in Albany

I've been working with Compassion & Choices since February of this year when lawmakers became serious about Aid-in-Dying legislation. I feel strongly that all states should have laws similar to those in Oregon and the other  States with Aid-in-Dying laws for those of us with a terminal diagnosis that want another option. The goal was … Continue reading Advocacy in Albany

Sharing My Story With Compassion & Choices for the NYS Aid-In-Dying Campaign

Sharing My Story With Compassion & Choices for the NYS Aid-In-Dying Campaign

The following is a speech I gave in Buffalo in support of Medical Aid in Dying Laws for New York State I'm a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister and an aunt. I'm also a supporter and advocate of Aid-in-Dying laws in NYS and I'd like to tell you why. In August of 2013, … Continue reading Sharing My Story With Compassion & Choices for the NYS Aid-In-Dying Campaign