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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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Seven in ten Americans who support the end-of-life option allowing qualified terminally ill people to end their lives through physician-prescribed medications. We will win if everyone by working together; your advocacy is crucial. Please declare your support for Death with Dignity in your community.

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A staunch advocate for Death with Dignity and friend of our organization, Dr. Peter Rasmussen, MD, died peacefully after taking medication prescribed under the Oregon Death with Dignity Act, which he campaigned for and helped defend at the US Supreme Court.

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In Memoriam: John Duncan, 1949-2015

November 18, 2015

For the third time in a month we mourn the death of a dear friend and colleague. Our former executive director John Duncan died at home in Wilsonville, Oregon, on November 13. He was surrounded by his wife Susie Stevens, …


Weeks 45 through 47/ 2015 in the Death with Dignity Movement

November 23, 2015

In the three weeks from to November 2 to 22, 2015: Our friend and physician-assisted dying advocate Dr. Peter Rasmussen, MD, died after taking the medication prescribed under the Oregon Death with Dignity Act. Our former executive director, …

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On Human Rights and Dying

November 19, 2015

By Valerie Lovelace Val is the executive director of It’s My Death, our partner organization in Maine which teaches “others how to be with dying, how to speak and listen to …

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