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.
Testimony by our Executive Director, Peg Sandeen, at the May 3, 2018 hearing of the New York State Assembly Committee on Health in support of A2383-A, Medical Aid in Dying Act.
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.
Death with Dignity National Center today applauds Hawaii Governor David Ige for signing the Our Care, Our Choice Act into law. Hawaii becomes the seventh U.S. jurisdiction to enact an assisted dying statute.
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…
The Hawai‘i State Senate today voted to pass a Death with Dignity bill. The bill now heads to Governor Ige who has expressed support and said he would be proud and honored to sign it. We are now one signature away from Hawai‘i becoming the nation's seventh jurisdiction with a Death with Dignity statute.
Great news from the Aloha State! On March 6, the Hawai‘i House of Representatives passed HB 2739, Our Care Our Choice Act, a Death with Dignity bill. The 39-12 final vote not only reflects the views of the people of Hawai‘i, it makes the nation's seventh Death with Dignity law a distinct possibility.
For the fourth consecutive year, the New York State Legislature will consider a Death with Dignity bill. Bonnie Edelstein, the executive director of Death with Dignity-Albany, has been on the front lines of the grassroots campaign for end-of-life policy reform in New York. We spoke with Bonnie about the year ahead and the unique opportunities and challenges of grassroots organizing in New York.