Oregon 25

Oregon Death with Dignity Act Turns 25 Today

November 8, 2019

View our short film, Voices of a Movement,” which chronicles the history of the death with dignity movement from the perspective of individuals who have played a leading role in passing and protecting death with dignity laws across the U.S. 

State by State

Maine Adopts Death with Dignity

June 12, 2019

Governor Janet Mills has signed the Maine Death with Dignity Act into law. With the Governor’s signature, Maine became the 9th jurisdiction to allow people with a terminal illness to die the way they want: without suffering, in peace, and with dignity. Nearly 70 million Americans now live in a state with an assisted dying option.

State by State

The Final Battle in Washington, D.C.

December 8, 2017

Earlier this year, the House of Representatives passed a spending bill that would repeal Washington, D.C.’s newly passed Death with Dignity Act. We worked hard to keep that awful provision out of the Senate’s companion bill—and we succeeded.

State by State

Fighting for Death with Dignity in D.C.

September 14, 2017

For the next three months, Washington, D.C. will be the front line of our fight to provide terminally ill Americans the option to die with dignity. Last year, we helped pass the assisted dying law in the nation’s capital,…

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