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Public Invited To Death With Dignity Forum In Cortlandt

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef
Assemblywoman Sandy Galef Photo Credit: Courtesy of Sandy Galef

CORTLANDT, N. Y. -- State Assemblywoman Sandy Galef, an Ossining Democrat, invites her constituents to a panel discussion Wednesday on end-of-life decisions.

Galef said feedback from constituents prompted her to assemble the panel for the 7 p.m. program at the Cortlandt Town Hall, 1 Heady St.

The discussion, "Choosing Your Last Day: Death with Dignity Forum," will focus on the pros and cons of physician-assisted suicide.

Speakers will be Dr. Ira Bedzow, director, biomedical ethics and humanities for New York Medical College; Corinne Carey, New York campaign director, Compassion and Choices; Bruce Darling, chief executive officer, disability rights, Not Dead Yet; and Mildred Solomon, president and chief executive officer, The Hastings Center.

Panelists will talk about the decisions that patients and physicians face when being treated or treating terminal illnesses, and how those would be affected if physician-assisted suicide were legal in New York state. Galef said she invites residents to bring friends and family.

Co-sponsors of the event are Bethel Homes and Services, Buchanan Seniors, Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber, and Westchester Independent Living Center. For more information and/or directions, contact Galef's office at galefs@assembly.state.ny.us or by phone at (914)-941-1111.

Also, visit Galef's website for more details.

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