Diary

Not Dead Yet

Not Dead Yet is an organization of disabled persons who fight,sometimes almost alone, against assisted suicide bills. It is an omni-partisan organization, meaning the founders are mostly of the liberal persuasion but find themselves in a sometimes uneasy alliance with religious and conservatve organizations. It was formed during the Terry Schiavo controversy in an ultimately failed attempt to save her life. Its organizers are persons who suffer from profound disabilities yet find much to savor and enjoy in life. They take there name from a Monty Python movie scene in which, during the plague, a cart is being pulled down the street with the criers yelling, “bring out your dead” and the characters yell back resisting, “we’re not dead yet.”

Here is an article about their presentation in Rhode Islsnd.