Nationally, all but one disability group that has taken a position on assisted suicide opposes it. For a listing of these organizations, go to our [[supporters|Supporters page].
- Not Dead Yet : "Since 1983, many people with disabilities have opposed the assisted suicide and euthanasia movement. Though often described as compassionate, legalized medical killing is really about a deadly double standard for people with severe disabilities, including both conditions that are labeled terminal and those that are not. Not Dead Yet was founded on April 27,1996, shortly after Jack Kevorkian was acquitted in the assisted suicides of two women with non-terminal disabilities."
- 25 states have rejected assisted suicide laws. In each case, the more the public considered assisted suicide, the less popular it got. (See updated status of initiatives in different states from the Patients Rights Council: Attempts to Legalize .)
- The AMA and all 50 state medical associations, including the MA Medical Society, are opposed to the legalization of Oregon-style assisted suicide.
- The Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund opposes physician assisted suicide.
- 11 national disability rights associations oppose assisted suicide.