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.
"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.
“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.
A coalition of four organizations, the New York Alliance for Medical Aid in Dying, has been formed to build support among legislators and New York residents for the Medical Aid in Dying Act currently under consideration by the state Assembly.
For nearly two decades we have worked with citizens, legislators, and leaders to bring the right to die with dignity to the people of Hawaii. From former Governor Ben Cayetano, an early champion of assisted dying, to hundreds of citizens who faithfully have worked for this cause, the passage of Death with Dignity legislation in Hawaii represents a victory that belongs to many.
Our partner organization, End of Life Choices New York (EOLCNY) is one of the oldest state-based Death with Dignity organizations in the country. For the past 18 years, EOLCNY staff and volunteers have…
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. Their stories inspire us to work toward ensuring terminally ill Americans have the freedom to decide how they die.