Every Independence Day, we take stock of our progress in the death with dignity movement. Today the state of the death with dignity movement is strong but we are under attack.
In collaboration with Compassion & Choices, on June 11 we sent an open letter to New York state legislators. The letter is part of our joint advocacy effort in the New York Coalition for Medical Aid in Dying.
The events of the past few weeks in California have caused confusion and distress among the state's residents and sparked outrage among death with dignity supporters nationwide. Here is an overview of where things stand and what's next.
Riverside County Superior Court judge Daniel A. Ottolia yesterday officially overturned the California End of Life Option Act. The California End of Life Option Act is no longer in effect (for now).
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Monday appealed a district court ruling invalidating the End of Life Option Act; he requested the law be allowed to continue providing dying Californians with peace and control in their final days.
Five years ago, Vermont became the first state to pass an assisted-dying law through the legislative process. Earlier this week, Patient Choices Vermont commemorated the historic anniversary with an event at the state capital in Montpelier.
Elaine Fong shares her unique perspective on death as a design challenge, and design as a field that, like end-of-life care, requires “a combination of creativity and empathy.”
A California judge has acted to invalidate the End of Life Option Act.
Testimony by our Executive Director, Peg Sandeen, at the May 3, 2018 hearing of the New York State Assembly Committee on Health in support of A2383-A, Medical Aid in Dying Act.
“It’s Our Life, It’s Our Death, It’s Our State”: Maine Death with Dignity Launches Campaign for Assisted Dying Ballot Measure
On April 19, 2018 at the Maine State Capitol in Augusta, representatives from the political action committee Maine Death with Dignity officially launched a campaign to place an assisted dying measure on the 2019 statewide ballot.