Massachusetts lawmakers are again considering death with dignity legislation in 2019. Death with Dignity is supporting a local group in its work.
Supporters of death with dignity filled the hallways and offices at the New York State Capitol to urge legislators to support the Medical Aid in Dying Act.
On April 8 at the Maine State House in Augusta, state lawmakers held a press conference stating their support for LD 1313, the Maine Death with Dignity Act, which will receive a public hearing in the Committee on Health and Human Services April 10.
Every day, we hear from individuals who have lost a loved one to a terminal illness. Their personal stories inform their support of aid in dying and inspire us to continue working toward the day when all terminally ill Americans have the right to decide how they die.
Every day, we hear from people whose lives have been forever changed by a terminal illness and how their often heartbreaking experiences have motivated them to advocate for death with dignity. These are the latest stories we've featured, from California, Maine, and New York.
Chris Cooper's wife, Jenn, died of metastatic breast cancer in 2016 at age 34. Inspired by Jenn's willingness to share her story, Chris started the blog Coffee with Coop, and wrote the memoir From Hell to Happiness. We asked Chris about how the book contributed to his own healing process.
Every day, we hear from people whose lives have been forever changed by a terminal illness and how their often heartbreaking experiences have motivated them to advocate for Death with Dignity. These are the latest stories we've featured, from California, Maine, Missouri, and Ohio.
"With one stroke of his pen, Riverside Judge Daniel A. Ottolia callously struck out at California's terminally-ill patients in a cruel way," writes Deborah Ziegler in response to the May 15 ruling nullifying the End of Life Option Act.
One of the defining characteristics of Death with Dignity supporters is their inspiring level of engagement with the world around them and their steadfast commitment to social justice. Joanne Busiel is no exception.
We were deeply saddened to learn of the death today of Eva Thompson, a steadfast advocate for Death with Dignity legislation in her home state of Maine. She was 58.