Five years ago today, Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old with terminal brain cancer, used the Oregon Death with Dignity to die peacefully.
The Maine Death with Dignity Act went into effect today, making the Pine Tree State the nation's ninth jurisdiction with a death with dignity statute.
New Jersey's Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act continues providing residents with a terminal illness the option of assisted dying to relieve unbearable suffering at the end of life.
Oregon Governor Brown has signed a bill that will allow some people on the verge of dying the ability to forego a 15-day waiting period after they have completed all of the other requirements to legally use the law.
The California Department of Public Health has released its latest report on the use of the End of Life Option Act. The report, covering 2018, shows that 337 Californians took medications to hasten their death.
The passage of death with dignity laws has had an impact that extends far beyond providing a heretofore unavailable end-of-life option. Death with dignity has improved end-of-life care nationwide.
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 The California End of Life Option Act is no longer in effect (for now).
Measuring Success, Envisioning the Future: A Conversation with End of Life Washington’s Sally McLaughlin
We spoke with End of Life Washington Executive Director Sally McLaughlin about the organization’s recent accomplishments, long-term goals, and strategies to confront challenges in 2018.
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.
The Washington State Department of Health has released the 2016 Death with Dignity Act Report: 248 residents obtained medications prescribed under the law.