The mission of the Death with Dignity National Center is to promote Death with Dignity laws based on the model Oregon Death with Dignity Act, both to provide an option for dying individuals and to stimulate nationwide improvements in end-of-life care.Learn more
Make Death with Dignity an Option in FloridaSign the Petition
Terminally-ill Floridians continue to die without having the option of physician-assisted dying. Urge your Florida state legislators to pass a Death with Dignity bill!
Declare Your Support for Death with DignityTell Your Friends
Seven in ten Americans who support the end-of-life option allowing qualified terminally ill people to end their lives through physician-prescribed medications. Show your support for Death with Dignity in your community!
Tell Maryland Legislators to Support Death with DignitySend the Letter
Maryland Delegate Shane Pendergrass, Senator Ronald Young, and a host of co-sponsors are introducing the End of Life Option Act, a Death with Dignity bill. Tell your Maryland legislators to support the bill!
Preparing for the California End of Life Option Act: How to Get Started If You Think You Might Qualify
by Carol Parrot, MD Dr. Carol Parrot is an anesthesiologist who has practiced in western Washington state for 32 years, both in private practice and the university setting. In addition, she participated in numerous medical missions to Third World countries, …
The Oregon Death with Dignity Act was the first physician-assisted dying statute in the world. But efforts to legalize assisted death in the United States date back to the early 20th century. In her book, …
In the week from April 11 to April 17, 2016: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau introduced a physician-assisted dying law in the federal House. Illinois …