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    Californians Against Assisted Suicide is a coalition of disability rights, healthcare, civil rights and patient advocacy organizations dedicated to preventing legalization of doctor assisted suicide in California.

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For Immediate ReleaseMay 20, 2015Contact: 916.475.4900 Response to California Medical Association's following of the Oregon Medical Association's 1994 example in neutrality on assisted suicideOpposition Statements by 35-year CMA member, Past Director of CA Dept of Rehabilitation, and a Psychiatrist/University Medical Ethics Director For Immediate Release May 20, 2015 Contact: 916.475.4900 Opposition Statements by 35-year CMA member, Past Director of CA Dept of Rehabilitation, and a Psychiatrist/University Medical Ethics Director (Sacramento, CA) – Californians Against Assisted Suicide remains steadfast in its opposition to Senate Bill 128. A letter was sent to legislators last week that included groups such as the Association…
For Immediate Release May 18, 2015 Contact: 916.475.4900 Twitter: @NoSuicideCA  Statement in Response to Today's New Lawsuit Filing By Suicide Proponents Compassion & Choices Sacramento, CA - In response to the new assisted suicide legalization lawsuit filed today by Compassion & Choices (formerly the Hemlock Society), Californians Against Assisted Suicide spokesperson Marilyn Golden, Senior Policy Analyst for the Disability Rights Educational & Defense Fund issued the following statement: "The question of assisted suicide policy needs to be considered in terms of how it impacts the broader society, particularly the most vulnerable, without economic means or health access, as well as…
Robin Bernhoft, M.D.: Death law would turn family doctors into hit men 4:50 PM, Apr 25, 2015 As a retired liver and pancreatic cancer surgeon, I am appalled that California Senate Bill 128 is advancing. There are so many reasons we voted this idea down (as Proposition 161) back in 1992. I call SB 128 "Personal Choice Meets Malpractice at the End of Life." Here are some problems, starting with choice. Many studies show that patients follow their doctor's advice. Their quality of choice is only as good as their doctor's knowledge, and most doctors are simply not competent at…

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We Oppose Assisted Suicide

  • Access to Independence – San Diego
  • American Disabled for Attendant Programs Today – Northern California (ADAPT)
  • American Disabled for Attendant Programs Today – Southern California (ADAPT)
  • Alliance of Catholic Healthcare
  • American Academy of Medical Ethics (AAME)
  • American College of Physicians – American Society of Internal Medicine
  • American College of Pediatricians
  • American Medical Association
  • American Nursing Association
  • Association of Northern California Oncologists (ANCO)
  • Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL)
  • Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)
  • Berkeley Commission on Disability
  • California Catholic Conference
  • California Chapter of TASH (CalTASH)
  • California Disability Alliance (CDA)
  • California Family Alliance
  • California Family Council
  • California Foundation for Independent Living Centers (CFILC)
  • California Latino Medical Association
  • California Nurses for Ethical Standards (CNES)
  • California ProLife Council
  • California Right to Life Education Fund
  • California State Council on Developmental Disabilities
  • Californians for Disability Rights (CDR)
  • Catholics for the Common Good
  • Center for Independence of Individuals with Disabilities (CID)
  • Christian Medical and Dental Association
  • Coalition for Concerned Medical Professionals
  • Communities Actively Living Independents and Free (CALIF)
  • Crusade for Life
  • De La Salle Institute
  • Disability Rights Center
  • Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF)
  • Disability Rights Enforcement Education Services (DREES)
  • Disability Section of the American Public Health Association
  • FREED, Center for Independent Living
  • Hispanics for Life
  • Independent Living Center of Southern California (ILCSC)
  • Independent Living Resource Center San Francisco (ILRCSF)
  • Independent Living Services of Northern California (ILSNC)
  • International Life Services
  • Joni and Friends
  • Justice for All (JFA)
  • La Raza Roundtable of Santa Clara County
  • League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
  • Life Priority Network
  • Life Legal Defense Foundation
  • Medical Oncology Association of Southern California (MOASC)
  • National Council on Disability
  • National Council on Independent Living (NCIL)
  • National Spinal Cord Injury Association
  • Not Dead Yet – California Chapter
  • Not Dead Yet (NDY)
  • Oakland Mayors Commission on Human Relations
  • Patients Rights Council
  • Physicians for Compassionate Care
  • Placer Independent Resource Services, Inc.
  • Pro-Life America
  • Right to Life League of Southern California
  • San Mateo County, CA
  • Scholl Institute of Bioethics
  • Second Thoughts, People Living with Disabilities Opposing Assisted Suicide
  • Southern California Cancer Pain Initiative
  • TASH
  • The Arc of California
  • The California Catholic Conference
  • The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network (CBC Network)
  • The Oaks Group
  • West Coast Pro Life
  • Western Service Workers Association
  • World Association of Persons with Disabilities (WAPD)