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.
- Our friend and assisted dying advocate in Maine, Rebecca VanWormer, died.
- “In Farewell, Shumlin Reveals His Father Used End-of-Life Law,” VT Digger, 1/4/2017
- “Vermont governor discloses his father used state’s end-of-life law,” STAT, 1/5/2017
- “Vermont Governor Says His Dying Father Used State’s Death-With-Dignity Law,” Huffington Post, 1/5/2017
- California: “Bay Area Cancer Patient Confronts and Embraces His Right to Die,” KQED, 1/6/2017
- Maine: “E. Millinocket woman loses battle to cancer at 43,” WCSH-NBC, 1/5/2017
- Massachusetts: “Mass. physicians open debate on end-of-life options,” Boston Globe, 1/3/2017
- Minnesota: “Kevin Bradley and David Breeden: People of faith support medical aid in dying,” Post Bulletin, 1/4/2017
- New Mexico: “End-of-life options for terminally ill likely to be weighed in Legislature,” Albuquerque Journal, 1/5/2017
- New York: “Is Aid-In-Dying Right For New York?” WSKG, 1/4/2017