Twenty-five years after Oregon voters passed the Oregon Death with Dignity Act—the first statute of its kind in the world—we are launching a series chronicling the campaign that led to its passage.
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.
Highlights from the hearing of Maine State Legislature's Committee on Health and Human Services LD 1313, the Maine Death with Dignity Act.
This is our executive director Peg Sandeen’s testimony to the Maine Committee on Health and Human Services in support of LD 1313, Maine Death with Dignity Act. * Video Recording of the Testimony * short…
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.
Death with Dignity: A Report Card on Medical Aid in Dying Legislation in the United States
During the debates leading up to the approval of Death with Dignity laws, opponents expressed a number of concerns about the expected consequences of authorizing medical aid in dying. Available data have proven the great majority of these fears to be groundless.
The full transcript of the speech former Oregon Governor Barbara Roberts gave at our luncheon commemorating the 20th anniversary of implementation of the Oregon Death with Dignity Act.
We celebrated 20 years of Oregon Death with Dignity Act's implementation at a luncheon in Portland, Oregon.
Twenty years ago today, Oregon voters rejected Measure 51 which would have repealed the Death with Dignity Act they had approved just three years before.
“What Needed to be Done”: Barbara Roberts on the Past, Present, and Future of the Death with Dignity Movement
Former Oregon Governor Barbara Roberts reflects on her decades of leadership in the Death with Dignity movement catalyzed by her late husband, Frank.