Seven in ten Americans support the right of terminally ill people to die on their own terms. Death with dignity is an end-of-life option we all should have.
Governor Janet Mills has signed the Maine Death with Dignity Act into law. With the Governor’s signature, Maine became the 9th jurisdiction to allow people with a terminal illness to die the way they want: without suffering, in peace, and with dignity. Nearly 70 million Americans now live in a state with an assisted dying option.
The Oregon legislature passed a bill that will allow some people on the verge of dying the ability to forego a 15-day waiting period after they have completed all of the other requirements to legally use the law.
Highlights from media coverage of death with dignity and related issues in the past week. Articles, essays, op-eds, editorials, and more.
Share Your StoryStart writing
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!
Read our 2017/2018 Annual ReportRead Now
From mapping last year’s progress to previewing the year ahead, the report contains a wealth of information about the state of the death with dignity movement.