Not Dead Yet
|Not Dead Yet|
|Formation||April 27, 1996|
|Headquarters||Rochester, New York, United States|
|Leader||Diane Coleman, founder|
|Key people||Stephen Drake, spokesperson|
Not Dead Yet (NDY) is a United States disability rights group that opposes assisted suicide and euthanasia. Diane Coleman, JD, is the founder and president of this national group. Stephen Drake, a research analyst with NDY, is one of the group's chief spokespersons and contacts for press releases.
The group was founded on April 27, 1996. Its name comes from the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, in which plague victims are thrown into a cart and hauled off to be buried. A man being given up as a corpse by his family protests that he is "not dead yet!"
In 2004 NDY protested the removal of Terri Schiavo's feeding tube, and for protesting the movie Million Dollar Baby, in which the injection of an overdose of adrenalin to euthanize a suicidal quadriplegic woman is depicted as a rational and compassionate act. The group has been highly critical of utilitarian philosophers such as Peter Singer of Princeton University. Coleman has called Professor Singer "the most dangerous man on earth" and accused him of advocating genocide.
See also 
- Hari, Johann. Peter Singer. The Independent. July 1, 2004