The right to make one's exit gracefully before the pain and helplessness become unbearable should be a right we all have. This is allowing a dying person to make their own decision at the very end of their life.
Every Independence Day, we take stock of our progress in the death with dignity movement. Today the state of the death with dignity movement is strong but we are under attack.
Highlights from media coverage of Death with Dignity and related issues in the past week. Articles, essays, op-eds, editorials, and more.
In collaboration with Compassion & Choices, on June 11 we sent an open letter to New York state legislators. The letter is part of our joint advocacy effort in the New York Coalition for Medical Aid in Dying.
Share Your StorySubmit story
Patients and family members are the most powerful voices to advocate for physician-assisted dying legislation. Make your voice heard! What's your death with dignity story? What inspired you to get involved in the cause?
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 YOUR OHIO STATE SENATOR TO SUPPORT SB 249, AID IN DYING ACTSend a Letter
Introduced by Ohio State Senator Charleta Tavares, SB 249, Ohio Aid in Dying Act, is the first death with dignity bill to be considered in state history. If enacted, the Act will allow qualified terminally ill, dying Ohio residents to legally obtain medications to end their suffering at the end of life.
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