Albany, NY – On May 30, 2017, the New York Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in the case of Myers v. Schneiderman. In this case, the plaintiffs argue that the state’s ban on assisted suicide violates the New York State Constitution.
Stephen P. Hayford, Esq., New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, has the following comments on today’s arguments:
There is no basis for the argument that New York’s ban on suicide is unconstitutional. Having failed to convince either house of the New York State Legislature that physician-assisted suicide is good public policy, the plaintiffs and the interest groups behind their efforts are pushing their agenda in the courts. The plaintiffs’ ill-founded claims have been rejected by a trial court judge and by a unanimous panel of Appellate Division judges; it is hoped that the Court of Appeals will reject them as well.