Excerpt from Planet of the Blind: (click for entire article)
On May 29, thirty national disability organizations lead by Not Dead Yet issued a letter to the Dr. Phil Show, criticizing its April 13th segment entitled "Deadly Consequences."
According to the letter, the segment "presented the idea that parents should be able to euthanize their children who have intellectual disabilities" and did so in "such an extremely unbalanced manner as to amount to a promotion of such a deadly proposition."
National organizations signing onto the letter include ADAPT, the American Association of People with Disabilities, Autistic Self Advocacy Network, Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund, Easter Seals, National Association of the Deaf, National Disability Rights Network, Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE), The Arc of the United States United Spinal. Over sixty state and local disability organizations also joined in the letter.