Month: May 2016

Update New York: Savino’s End-of-Life Bills: Cruel Choices, Deadly Mischief

By:Daniel Leddy Staten Island Advance Advocates for the legalization of physician-assisted suicide in New York suffered a decisive defeat in court early this month. In its May 3 ruling in Myers v. Schneiderman, a unanimous panel of the Appellate Division, First Department, declared that there is no fundamental right to die under the New York …

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Luke’s Story

You don’t discourage suicide by assisting suicide. “Every suicide is tragic – whether you’re old or young, healthy or sick, your life is worth living,” says Luke Maxwell, 19, who survived an attempt to take his own life.  

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