Unwelcome to the US, Canada is Safe Haven

this opinion piece I wrote appeared in the Sunday Albany Times Union Mike Burgess One of the most upsetting news stories in upstate New York which the Times Union reported this year was the trek of Haitian families and other refugees – over 5000 in August alone – making their way by taxi or private…

NYS Court of Appeals Says No Right to Doctor Assisted Suicide in State

In a unanimous 5-0 ruling, the State Court of Appeals, the highest court in the state,  has ruled against doctor assisted suicide.   The court rejected the arguments of three terminally ill plaintiffs, two of whom have died since the case began.  The court said that individuals have the right to reject treatment but that…