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May 30, 2017: Defense arguments in Myers v. Schneiderman


In New York’s court system, plaintiffs have sought the protection of doctors to three terminally ill patients if those physicians were to prescribe lethal doses of drugs that their patients could self-ingest. After lower courts dismissed the case, Myers v. Schneiderman, the Court of Appeals – New York’s highest court—will hear oral arguments in Myers today. Today we heard from a supporter of the plaintiffs and a supporter of the defense. Adam Prizio, Manager of Government Affairs for the Center for Disability Rights, argued that allowing the doctors’ protection in these circumstances is a “deadly form of discrimination…that violates the Americans with Disabilities Act.”

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