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Civility and civil disobedience

The linkurl:Bioethics & Politics;http://politics.bioethics.net/ conference hosted by the Albany Medical College got off to a bang today, not a whimper. As participants trickled in, networking and finding old friends, another, uninvited group calmly filed in, parked in front of the room, and started shouting at the tops of their lungs. The protesters, around 30 or so, were from linkurl:Not Dead Yet,;http://www.notdeadyet.org/ a disability rights group that is against legalized euthanasia and oth

Alison McCook
The linkurl:Bioethics & Politics;http://politics.bioethics.net/ conference hosted by the Albany Medical College got off to a bang today, not a whimper. As participants trickled in, networking and finding old friends, another, uninvited group calmly filed in, parked in front of the room, and started shouting at the tops of their lungs. The protesters, around 30 or so, were from linkurl:Not Dead Yet,;http://www.notdeadyet.org/ a disability rights group that is against legalized euthanasia and other forms of "medical killing," as they call it. The meeting hall became quickly filled with cries of ?nothing about us without us.? Members quickly distributed fliers to participants that explained they were upset that conference organizers had gathered people from both sides of the political spectrum, but failed to include advocates of the disabled. Huh? I?m all about pluralism, but the conference is about politics, and with only a day and a half at our disposal, it makes...

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