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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.

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Urge New York Legislators to Pass the Medical Aid in Dying Act

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A physician-assisted dying bill is pending in the New York state legislature. Send this letter to your legislators with a simple message: Pass A10059/S7579 to expand end-of-life options for state residents.

Declare Your Support for Death with Dignity

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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 California Senators to Pass SB 1002

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The California Senate is considering a bill that would create a toll-free line, operated by the Department of Public Health, providing information about the End of Life Option Act. Urge your state Senator to pass SB 1002!

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Judge Delays Hearing on Lawsuit Against California End of Life Option Act

July 25, 2016

Earlier today Riverside County Superior Court Judge Daniel A. Ottolia continued until late August the hearing on a preliminary injunction filed by opponents of the California End of Life Option Act. Implementation of California End of Life Option Act Continues…

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Hope, Fear, and End-of-Life Options in Maine

July 27, 2016

By Valerie Lovelace For the past several months I have been video-recording the testimony of folks in Maine who are facing terminal illness. Being entrusted with such intimate, personal stories is both an amazing and heart-breaking experience. Their courage and…

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