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.
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Death with dignity supporters share their personal connection to the movement, emphasizing the importance of personal choice, quality of life over quantity, and granting to all what should be a basic human right: the ability to determine the time and manner of one's death.
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.
Last month, our partner organization, Dying Right North Carolina, hosted its first conference, “Expanding Medical Aid in Dying in North Carolina: Choices and Challenges,” in Charlotte.
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.
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.
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.