PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
TERRI SCHINDLER-SCHIAVO CASE
KATE ADAMSON CASE
“It was yet another attempt to show that the life of a disabled person has no value.” ... wheelchair and ventilator-dependent author Jason Mitchener commenting on the movie "Million Dollar Baby"
"Once the syringe-bearing genie is out of the bottle, who can say what homicidal wonders he may next perform?" ... Don Feder in A Jewish Conservative Looks at Pagan America
"Recently there was a conference at a local nursing home. The elderly residents had been promised a nice afternoon discussion complete with tea and cookies. Instead they were told, by the visiting 'experts', that maybe they were becoming a burden to their loved ones. Maybe they should consider forgoing all medical care. I watched tears well up in the eyes of many of the elderly residents. They left the conference room that day with a heavy burden of guilt - just because they were not yet ready to die." ... advocacy journalist Rosemarie Jackowski in an article on the 2013 assisted-suicide bill in Vermont.