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This Week in the Movement
Posted by Melissa Barber on August 17, 2012
Throughout the week, we keep people up-to-date with information about the Death with Dignity movement and other topics related to end-of-life care through Facebook and Twitter. Below are highlights from this week.
Efforts regarding Death with Dignity:
- The New York Times featured an emotional article about Death with Dignity. What a difference it makes when one of the major papers in the US publishes an article on the front page of their Sunday edition.
- The New York Times article sparked a lively discussion of Death with Dignity laws throughout the blogosphere and on other news outlets:
- "How will Oregon's idea fare Back East?"
- "Seeing death in a new light"
- "Death with Dignity: Positive data on why it works"
- A doctor changes his mind about assisted death: "I tried to keep the old plank of my opposition in place, hammering the previous arguments home again and again, but this time the nails would not hold in the decaying wood. This time I found myself wanting what should have been David's right, to end my dying days in a peaceful manner at the time of my own choosing."
- Have a minute to get the facts about Death with Dignity? Well, how about a minute and a half?
Discussions about death, dying, and grieving:
- Advice from WABC anchor Bill Ritter, "You die only once – don't mess it up."
- Good advice, Bill! Now, what are the next steps to take?
- Northwesterners, ever the pioneers in advancing end-of-life care. This Vancouver woman wants to help people gather all of their end-of-life contact information and wishes in one easily accessible place.
Life's too short:
Defend dignity. Take action.
You are the key to ensuring well-crafted Death with Dignity laws for all Americans. With your financial and volunteer help, the Death with Dignity National Center, a 501(c)(3), non-partisan, nonprofit organization, has been the leading advocate in the Death with Dignity movement. Individual contributions helped us pass new Death with Dignity laws in Washington and Vermont, defend the Oregon law, and provide education and outreach programs for the vitality of the Death with Dignity movement.