Second Thoughts MA is a grassroots group of disability rights advocates from Massachusetts and the region who oppose the legalization of assisted suicide as a deadly form of discrimination against disabled people. We demand social justice against laws, policies, and media messages fueled by a “better dead than disabled” mindset.

We are currently working to oppose identical assisted suicide bills H.4782/S.2745.

In 2012 we organized to defeat assisted suicide Ballot Question 2. High turnout among black and Latino voters made victory certain.

Since 2012, Second Thoughts MA:

  • has successfully advocated against three more assisted suicide bills
  • led a month-long campaign in 2016 against the hit disability euthanasia movie “Me before You
  • supported the office of the Attorney General in its defense of the common law prohibition against assisted suicide in the lawsuit Kligler vs. Mass