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Illegal and Discriminatory Guardianships in New York State

“Article 17-a is an archaic law that strips away every civil right a person has,” said Timothy A. Clune, Executive Director DRNY.   “Decisions like who to love, where to live, who to vote for, where to go to school, where to get health care, and how to practice religion, are all taken away under a 17-a guardianship.  There currently are ways to protect people without adherence to such a draconian system.   New York State claims to care, I say prove it.”

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