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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.

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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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20 Years of the Oregon Death with Dignity Act

September 7, 2017

Twenty years ago, in November 1997, the Death with Dignity Act became law in Oregon. As part of our celebration of the law's 20th anniversary, we'll look back at the historic events that provided the foundation for our work. We begin with Oregon Death with Dignity Legal Defense and Education Center's 1997 Annual Report.

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