Our work is made possible by generous donors across the country who share our commitment to ensuring all Americans have the right to decide how they die. For Max Roman and Kappy Wells, a personal connection to the death with dignity movement inspires them to support our work.
Every day, we hear from individuals who have lost a loved one to a terminal illness. Their personal stories inform their support of aid in dying and inspire us to continue working toward the day when all terminally ill Americans have the right to decide how they die.
The events of the past few weeks in California have caused confusion and distress among the state's residents and sparked outrage among death with dignity supporters nationwide. Here is an overview of where things stand and what's next.
Chris Cooper's wife, Jenn, died of metastatic breast cancer in 2016 at age 34. Inspired by Jenn's willingness to share her story, Chris started the blog Coffee with Coop, and wrote the memoir From Hell to Happiness. We asked Chris about how the book contributed to his own healing process.
“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.
From the Archives: Dr. Peter Goodwin’s testimony before the Oregon House of Representatives, March 11, 1997
To commemorate the 20th anniversary of implementation of the Oregon Death with Dignity Act, we are featuring stories of those who in 1997 campaigned against the repeal of the law adopted by Oregon voters 3 years before.
To commemorate the 20th anniversary of implementation of the Oregon Death with Dignity Act, we are featuring stories of those who in 1997 campaigned against the repeal of the law adopted by Oregon voters 3 years before. Today…
Val Lovelace believes that all individuals deserve the chance to have a peaceful, humane death that accords with their wishes and values. To start a conversation in her home state of Maine, she founded It’s My Death, a nonprofit dedicated to “providing services and education to people who wish to actively explore the meaning of life through embracing the certainty of death.”
My only child, Brittany Maynard, died at age twenty-nine of a brain tumor. When Britt was initially diagnosed here in California with glioblastoma, she knew her disease was not only going to be a challenge to treat, but…
by Rebecca VanWormer, East Millinocket, Maine I’m 43 years old and I’m dying of cancer. I accept it because there is no getting out of it. My goal is to live as long as I can but when…