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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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Sign a Petition for Death with Dignity in Florida

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Terminally-ill Floridians continue to die without having the option of Death with Dignity. While in 2016 nearly half the states considered physician-assisted dying legislation, Florida wasn't one of them. Urge your Florida state legislators to pass a Death with Dignity bill!

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!

Thank DC Councilmembers for Passing the Death with Dignity Act of 2015

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The Council of the District of Columbia has passed an Oregon-style Death with Dignity Act on a preliminary vote. We are grateful to the Councilmembers for standing with their constituents on this issue. Please sign this thank you card to them.

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Help stop Congressional interference in D.C.’s Death with Dignity Act

January 9, 2017

Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) on Monday announced he would attempt to block the D.C. Death with Dignity Act passed by the District’s City Council and signed by Mayor Bowser. Chaffetz’s sole reason: he “fundamentally disagrees with the bill.” Yes,…


Week 1/2017 in the Death with Dignity Movement

January 9, 2017

In the week from January 2 to January 8, 2017: The Massachusetts Medical Association launched a review of its position on assisted death. Outgoing Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin disclosed his father had used the state’s assisted dying law in 2014.


Weeks 50-51/2016 in the Death with Dignity Movement

January 3, 2017

In the final two weeks of 2016, from December 19 to December 31, 2016 and through January 1, 2017: Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser signed the Death with Dignity Act of 2015. Death with Dignity South Dakota received approval from…

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