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Five Years of Death with Dignity in Vermont

May 20, 2018

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.

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Deborah Ziegler: “A Shocking and Cruel Ruling”

May 16, 2018

"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.

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The Inside Story of Hawaii’s Long Road to Victory

April 5, 2018

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.

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Hawaii House of Representatives Passes Death with Dignity Bill

March 6, 2018

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.

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