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In memoriam: Rebecca VanWormer

January 20, 2017

We were extremely saddened to learn of the death of Rebecca VanWormer, an avid advocate for assisted dying legislation in her home state of Maine. She was 43. Rebecca VanWormer with her dogs Buster and Kal-El at Portland…

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Week 2/2017 in the Death with Dignity Movement

January 17, 2017

In the week from January 9 to January 16, 2017: Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) pledged to stop the District of Columbia’s Death with Dignity Act from being enacted. Shortly after, Senator James Lankford and Representative Brad Wenstrup introduced a resolution…

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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.

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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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