Frequently Asked Questions

Who are you? Why are you writing this?

We are a cross-disability team of writers dedicated to the issues around disability. You can find out more about us individually by clicking on “About Us, Not Without Us” in the menu above. We write for a number of reasons, but mostly because these are the issues that our lives depend on.

Where did you get the idea for Disability Right Now?

Erin Lewy, our organizer, talks about that in our introduction post, “We Will Not Be Silenced.”

Where do I find more information about x issue?

Check below for the issue or topic, and see if there’s an existing FAQ for that topic!

Euthanasia/Mercy Killing

What is Euthanasia?
Euthanasia is the killing of an animal out of belief in their existence portending only suffering in the future.

What is Disability Right Now’s views of Euthanasia in people?
Disability Right now is against Euthanasia, sometimes euphemistically called “Mercy Killing,” particularly in the case of people with disabilities.

What are some good resources on Euthanasia?
We recommend  Not Dead Yet, as well as Second Thoughts from Massachusetts.

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